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Do e-cigarettes help smokers kick the habit?

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More than half of people who use e-cigarettes say they turned to vaping to help them stop smoking cigarettes.

The latest ONS survey of Adult Smoking Habits in Great Britain 2014 revealed that 53% of the 2.2 million vapers relied on the product to try to quit their nicotine addiction.

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Do e-cigarettes help smokers kick the habit?

  1. 1. Do e-cigarettes help smokers kick the habit? 10 facts about e-cigarettes
  2. 2. According to Public Health England, E-Cigarettes first came onto the UK market in 2007 Source: The Opinions and Lifestyle Survey, ONS, 2014 e-cigarettes
  3. 3. 6.1 million people in Great Britain current or former users of e-cigarettes Source: The Opinions and Lifestyle Survey, ONS, 2014 e-cigarettes
  4. 4. Source: The Opinions and Lifestyle Survey, ONS, 2014 That’s 3.9 million former users... e-cigarettes
  5. 5. ...and 2.2 million current users Source: The Opinions and Lifestyle Survey, ONS, 2014 e-cigarettes
  6. 6. Source: The Opinions and Lifestyle Survey, ONS, 2014 59% of current users of e-cigarette also use cigarettes 2.2mE-cigarette users in the UK 59%also used cigarettes e-cigarettes
  7. 7. Source: The Opinions and Lifestyle Survey, ONS, 2014 Half (53%) of the 2.2 million current e-cigarette users said their main reason for vaping was to help them quit smoking. 0 25 50 75 100 e-cigarettes
  8. 8. Source: The Opinions and Lifestyle Survey, ONS, 2014 Most people (67%) use an e-cigarette on a daily basis and a further 19% use one at least once a week. 7%7%19%67% Daily basis Once a week (less than daily) Once a month (less than weekly) Less than once a month e-cigarettes
  9. 9. Source: The Opinions and Lifestyle Survey, ONS, 2014 More than one in five (22%) vaped because they felt e-cigarettes were less harmful than cigarettes. e-cigarettes
  10. 10. Source: The Opinions and Lifestyle Survey, ONS, 2014 0 25 50 75 100 % of e-cig users felt vapour exposure was damaging who have never smoked or used e-cigs felt vapour exposure was damaging 41% 20% 20% off all current and ex e-cig users felt exposure to vapour was damaging to others, compared with 41% of those who have never smoked or vaped. e-cigarettes
  11. 11. felt that e-cigarettes were less harmful than cigarettes. 73% Source: The Opinions and Lifestyle Survey, ONS, 2014 Almost three quarters of all those surveyed felt that e-cigarettes were less harmful than cigarettes. e-cigarettes
  12. 12. Source: The Opinions and Lifestyle Survey, ONS, 2014 Read the full survey here, visual.ons.gov.uk e-cigarettes

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