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Public health implications of vaping in Germany: Prof Levy’s SAVM model predicts 4.7 million life years saved, and 300,000 deaths avoided by 2060

In Germany’s population of 84 million, 1 in 4 people still smoke cigarettes. According to their ministry of health, smoking is the biggest preventable cause of death and disease in Germany. Meanwhile, there is mounting evidence that nicotine vaping products are significantly less harmful than combusted tobacco, and provide a viable escape route for smokers who want to quit, but can’t. What would happen if Germany’s smokers switched to less harmful nicotine vaping products? At the No Smoke Summit in September 2021, Prof David Levy from Georgetown University explained with reference to his newly developed SAVM simulation model - 4.7 million life years saved, and 300,000 deaths avoided by 2060. Click here to watch his presentation:
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Public health implications of vaping in USA: Prof Levy’s SAVM model predicts 38.9 million life years saved, and 1.8 million deaths avoided by 2060

“People who regularly use vapes have much higher smoking cessation rates” explained Prof David Levy at the recent No Smoke Summit. This is the key to the lifesaving potential of promoting nicotine vaping products to smokers who are struggling to quit cigarettes. Prof Levy’s newly published SAVM simulation model calculates deaths avoided and life years gained by 2060, if adult smokers switched to significantly less harmful vapes. The result? 1.8 million lives saved, and 38.9 million life years gained. Click here to watch the Lives Saved video:
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