Electronic Cigarette Study
Another positive E Cigarette study has come out of Greece this year, showing a whopping 6.1 million Europeans quitting smoking with the use of Electronic Cigarettes.
Scientist from the University of Patras - Greece, Onassis CardaicSurgery Centre, Greece and the French National research Institute for Health and Medical research conducted a study in all 28 states of the European Union using and analysing the data from the 2014 Eurobarometer on smoking and e-cigarettes.
According to the study findings:
- 48.5 Million Europeans have tried and E Cigarette
- 7.5 Million currently use E Cigarettes
Among E Cigarette Users:
- 35.1% have quit smoking
- 32.2% have reduced their smoking consumption
This data shows that the use of Electronic Cigarette seem to be having a positive impact on public health for two main reasons:
- High smoking cessation and reduction rates are observant in the data
- Electronic Cigarette is largely confined to smokers with minimal use by non-smokers
There has been a lot of controversy over the use of Electronic Cigarettes by non-smokers even claims that E Cigarettes are a "gateway" to smoking but research appears reassuring with the study showing:
- 1.3% of non-smokers reported currently using an E Cigarette containing Nicotine
- 0.09% of non-smokers reporting daily use of an E Cigarette
Practically stating, there is no current / regular use of E Cigarette containing nicotine among non-smokers, so the concern that Electronic Cigarette can be a "gateway" to smoking is largely rejected by the finding in this research.
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