New data out of the U.K. has found an estimated 500,000 Brits have switched from smoking to vaping.
There are now an estimated 2.6 million vapers in Great Britain, up from 2.1 million just last year.
To put that in context, it`s important to know there are an estimated 10 million smokers in the country, roughly 22% are men, and 17% are women. Meaning in only the last few years, since vaping as become a globally accessible option, 25% of the Great Britain’s smokers have switched to vaping, a truly impressive achievement.
ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) recently conducted the study through Kings College located in London. They also found that in 2014; 55% of vapers used ciggalike products, but now in 2015; 67% of vapers prefer tank systems. Promising findings, that show more people are gaining awareness as to the ineffectiveness of ciggalikes, which are primarily sold by big tobacco.
Though regulations are still to be set in NZ, the popularity of vaping continues to grow. The vaping community is engaged and thriving!
Statistics like these further prove the fact that vaping is the future. As more people become educated and realise that vaping is an effective and safer alternative to smoking, the statistics will continue to climb. The simple truth is, as much as governments want to huff and puff, they cannot blow this house down. Vaping has reached escape velocity, yes governments can hold on to archaic and pointless laws, and they can try and cripple the industry, but the movement will not be stopped.