Rise of vaping has helped 1.6 million smokers kick habit in six years

Figures show 6.1 million, or 15%, of adults in England used tobacco in 2017 – down from 7.7 million, or 20%, in 2011

Vaping has helped slash smoker numbers by 1.6 million in six years.

Figures show 6.1 million, or 15%, of adults in England used tobacco in 2017 – down from 7.7 million, or 20%, in 2011.

And there are now 2.8 million vapers after 5.5% of adults said they used an e-cig in 2017 – up from 3.7% when records started in 2014.

Smoking is more common in poorer areas.

Blackpool, Manchester, Hull, Sunderland and Hartlepool all had smoking-related hospital admissions above 3,000 per 100,000 of population. Wokingham had the lowest at 969.

Martin Bagot, July 3rd, 2018

 

source: Bagot, Martin (2018, July, 3rd). Rise of vaping has helped 1.6 million smokers kick habit in six years. Retrieved (on 04-07-2018) from https://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/health/rise-vaping-helped-16-million-12846035 (English)