Journal of Health and Medical Sciences
Published: 14 September 2023
A Literature Review on Regulations Enforced to Reduce Adolescents’ Use of E-Cigarette in Thailand
Phudit Pratchyanupat, Abhasnee Sobhonslidsuk
Srinakharinwirot University (Thailand), Mahidol University (Thailand)
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Keywords: Cigarette, E-cigarette, Smoking, Adolescents, Vaping, Tobacco
In Thailand, increasing use of e-cigarettes among adolescents poses a significant public health concern. This review demonstrated the multifaceted issues of the problem by exploring the origin of e-cigarettes, factors impacting the broad use of vapes among teenagers, and the guidelines/laws of vaping from government authorities across Asian and Western nations. This study examined the health risks associated with e-cigarette use, dispelled misconceptions regarding public safety, and highlighted the existing treatment programs. Furthermore, the report encompasses frameworks that control teenagers’ e-cigarette consumption. Here, we present viewpoints on the situation in Thailand, which are now compared to global experiences. This highlights the urgent need for strict laws to curb the increasing trend in e-cigarette use among adolescents. In this study, the strategy to reduce adolescents’ vaping use is proposed with an “ECIG” approach which comprises of Establish e-cigarette prohibition law for adolescents, Control retailers from selling e-cigarette, Individuals’ understanding of its negative impact and Guardian’s supervision.
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