Some 80% of respondents also identified vaping as “a good way to help people quit smoking.”

Three out of four of e-cigarette users are now both vaping and smoking

New e-cigarette laws. File photo dated 24/10/14 of a man smoking an electronic cigarette, as electronic cigarettes would be banned from bars, restaurants and workplaces and made illegal for under-18s, under proposed new laws in Ireland. Issue date: Friday January 30, 2015. Like any other tobacco product, they would also be subject to bans on advertising and sponsorship, under the plan. See PA story IRISH ECigarettes. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire URN:22094298

E-cigarette use may be on the rise but isn’t helping Americans kick tobacco addictions, according to new research

A poll of 5,679 Americans conducted by Reuters found 75% of people who use electronic cigarettes or other vaporizing devices continue to also smoke traditional tobacco products. The poll indicates that this population of “vapers” is now up to roughly 10% of U.S. adults and 15% of U.S. adults under the age of 40. Almost 70% of this poll’s e-cigarette users claim to have started in the last year.

 

While about 40% of e-cigarette-using respondents said they were motivated to use e-cigarettes because they could be smoked indoors and are cheaper than most tobacco products, a majority of users also cited vaping as a safe alternative to smoking. In fact, researchers have yet to corroborate this. The FDA has even proposed regulations requiring e-cigarette manufacturers to add health warnings to their labels.

 

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Some 80% of respondents also identified vaping as “a good way to help people quit smoking.”

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