Dr. Garrett McGovern, Medical Director and Founder of the Priority Medical Clinic is not surprised with the RedC findings, which reveal that 96% of vapers would go back smoking or buy flavours abroad if a ban on flavoured vapes was introduced. The leading expert in the field of alcohol, drug and behavioural addiction said overcoming an addiction requires a strong motivation to quit.
“Without that nothing works. Vaping and other aids help the smoker to quit. Taking away the flavoured vapes will have a serious impact on those who are trying to stay off cigarettes, particularly if it’s the only aid that works for them.“It will break the routine in their addiction programme and they could seek out flavoured products from unregulated sources or drive them back to tobacco addiction.”