UK Survey confirms that the majority of British vapers have stopped smoking.
The Vaping community has long had an unpopular opinion of Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) due to their encouragement of excessive regulations; but the organization has just provided us with some positive news. The most recent edition of their annual study of smoking behaviour has shown that over half of British vapers have completely stopped smoking.
ASH’s survey states that out of the 2.9 million UK vapers, 1.5 million of them are now ex-smokers. Described as “encouraging” by Professor Ann McNeill, this news (along with repeated studies) shows that e-cigarettes are a far more effective cessation method than Nicotine Replacement Therapy and with a success rate of over 50% puts vaping at the top of the list when it comes to harm reduction.
Despite the rapid growth of British vapers over several years, the ASH report regretfully shows that the number of e-cigarette users has now slowed down to almost zero. Chief of ASH, Deborah Arnott, previously lobbied to keep EU-imposed health warnings on E-Cigarette packaging but now believes that many smokers believe vaping is unsafe as a result – a view that she, like many in our community, now considers incorrect.