Vaping as a Harm Reduction Strategy: Balancing Safety, Popularity, and Regulation

On September 26, 2023

According to World Bank data, the prevalence of current tobacco use (% of adults) in Zimbabwe stood at 11.7% in 2020. This indicates that more than ten percent of the adult population is engaged in tobacco smoking to some extent. While traditional tobacco smoking has been on the decline, a rising trend, particularly in the entertainment industry, is the use of electronic cigarettes, commonly known as vaping. Vaping has emerged as a formidable competitor to conventional smoking, offering smokers a customizable and potentially less harmful option.