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2015 statistics on vaping have just been released by the UK Office for National Statistics. The statistics cite cutting down or quitting smoking (cessation) as the number 1 reason people use vaping devices such as e-cigarettes.
We put these 2015 statistics into an easily understandable format and provide some simple images you can share on social media such as facebook and twitter.
2015 UK e-Cig use statistics.
Reasons people use e-cigs or vaping devices:
- 53% of people surveyed who use e-cigarettes or vaping devices cited quitting smoking real cigarettes as the primary reason for use.
- 22% of people surveyed who use e-cigarettes or vaping devices said their primary reason for use is that they understood them to be less harmful than smoking real cigarettes. This was the second most popular reason.
- 9% of people surveyed who use e-cigarettes or vaping devices do so as their primary reason(s) because vaping is cheaper than smoking real cigarettes. A secondary reason bundled in with the 9% was the ability to use them indoors although we don’t have any further clarification on what that entirely means.
- 4% of the general population which equates to roughly 2.2 million people in the UK are estimated to be using e-cigarettes or vaping devices in one form or another.
- 59% of e-cigarette or vaping device users in the UK also admitted to smoking tobacco cigarettes in parallel with e-cig use.
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E-cigarette use in the general UK population:
- 67% of people surveyed or roughly two-thirds of e-cigarette or vaping device users in the UK do so every day.
- 19% of e-cigarette or vaping device users in the UK use their device at least once a week.
Statistics for people who quit vaping in the UK:
- 74% of people surveyed who had stopped using e-cigarettes or vaping devices have returned to smoking tobacco cigarettes.
- 3% of e-cigarette or vaping device users in the UK started doing so without ever smoking tobacco cigarettes beforehand. (Less than 3%)
“These figures continue a long-term trend for fewer people to smoke cigarettes – only 19% of adults today compared with 46% when our survey began in 1976. While the majority of people are using e-cigarettes as an aid to quit smoking it seems they don’t work for everyone, as three-quarters of former vapers are still smoking cigarettes.” – Jamie Jenkins: Senior ONS statistician – twitter
Checkout the slideshow from the Office for National Statistics.
2014 UK tobacco cigarette use.
- 19% of all adults smoke tobacco cigarettes in one form or another.
- 20% of men (lowest on record) smoke tobacco cigarettes.
- 17% of women smoke tobacco cigarettes, which hasn’t changed since 2013.
- 63% of women smokers only smoke cigarettes in packs.
- 28% of women smokers only smoke rolling tobacco or roll-ups.
- 50% of male smokers only smoke cigarettes in packs.
- 39% of male smokers only smoke rolling tobacco or roll-ups.