More than half of the nearly-three million people in Great Britain who vape are ex-smokers, a new survey suggests.Read more here.
For the first time, more than half of the current 2.9 million e-cigarette users have since given up smoking, Action on Smoking and Health (Ash) said in its annual survey into the use of electronic cigarettes and vapourisers.
Many vapers still “dual-use” combustible and electronic cigarettes, which means they are still exposed to the cancer causing substances in tobacco smoke, the study added.
...But Ash chief executive Deborah Arnott pointed out that there were still nine million active smokers.
She said: “The rapid growth in e-cigarette use has come to an end while over a third of smokers have still never tried e-cigarettes, saying the main reasons are concerns about the safety and addictiveness of e-cigarettes.
“It’s very important smokers realise that vaping is much, much less harmful than smoking.”
The survey also find that fruit has usurped tobacco as the most commonly used flavour to use in vapes.