Among the 194 members of WHO, 181 members have ratified the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, covering 90% of the global population. At present, the public is increasingly pursuing a healthy life, and countries around the world are increasingly restricting traditional cigarettes. They also initially worked out their own smoke reduction or even smoke-free plans.
But in an undeniable reality, there are currently billions of traditional smokers in the world. If there is no substitute or supplement for other products to provide traditional cigarette consumers with more choices and possibilities, it will be extremely difficult to achieve the goal of reducing smoking rates or even smoke-free plans formulated by various countries. The emergence of electronic cigarette products is placed in this space in a sense.
At present, global e-cigarette products can be divided into two categories: smoke-free and smoke-free according to their usage. Among them, smoke products can be divided into electronic atomized cigarettes and heat not burn (HNB) electronic cigarettes according to their working principles. Electronic atomized cigarettes produce gas through atomizing liquid for human consumption; HNB electronic cigarettes are produced by heating herbals Gas is closer to real smoke. In this regard, electronic atomized cigarettes are essentially different from traditional cigarettes, and HNB electronic cigarettes differ only in the way they produce smoke.
Harm reduction” is the market value of heat not burn herbal sticks
Compared with traditional cigarettes, electronic cigarettes do not burn, do not contain tar, and do not contain more than 460 chemical substances that can cause respiratory and cardiovascular diseases when ordinary cigarettes are burned, thereby eliminating carcinogens in ordinary cigarettes. .
The CDC study in the United States believes that the urine of e-cigarette users contains extremely low levels of the tobacco-specific nitrosamine metabolite NNAL, which is 2.2% of cigarette users and 0.6% of smokeless tobacco users. Tobacco-specific nitrosamines are the main carcinogens in tobacco. The British health organization also stated that compared with traditional cigarettes, it can reduce health risks by at least 95%. It can be said that the contradiction between the health demands of traditional cigarette consumers and the pain points of smoking cessation has been resolved to a considerable extent.
E-cigarettes may reduce the cost of medical expenses
The diseases and economic burdens caused by smoking have always been the focus of social attention. According to the 2018 report of the British Action for Smoking and Health, the UK’s annual expenditures due to smoking reached 12.6 billion pounds, including the British National Health Service (NHS) for medical and health expenses of approximately 2.5 billion pounds.
In the United States, according to the “Annual Healthcare Spending Attributable to Cigarette Smoking: An Update” article published in 2014 by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, an analysis of medical expenditures from 2006 to 2010 found that 8.7% of annual medical expenditures in the United States can be Attributable to smoking, up to 170 billion US dollars per year; more than 60% of attributable expenditures are paid for by public programs.
Therefore, by reducing the proportion of traditional cigarette consumers through heat not burn sticks, the resulting medical expenditure and other social costs will be reduced accordingly. According to statistics from the British Health Organization, heat-not-burn (HNB) products can increase the success rate of smoking cessation by about 50%.
Post time: Feb-21-2021