One Half Million Brits Have Switched to Vaping, Report Says
In the last year alone, an estimated half a million people in Britain have switched from smoking real cigarettes to vaping e-cigarettes. Many consider this to be a much healthier and cleaner alternative to smoking.
At the beginning of 2014, the Action on Smoking and Health organization, known as ASH, reported that there were 2.1 million vapers in Britain. Now there are more than 2.6 million, according to reports.
Research carried out at King’s College London found that electronic cigarette use increased among ex-smokers from 4.5 percent in 2014 to 6.7 percent in 2015.
These days, it’s all about smoking different flavors of e-juice from tank model e-cigarettes, as opposed to the old style “cigalikes,” which were more primitive and reportedly less satisfying.
Dr. Leonie Brose, from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King’s College London, told reporters that smokers need to be educated about the relatively healthier option of vaping over smoking, saying, “We must clearly communicate the relative safety of electronic cigarettes to smokers.”