Another bit of good news came out today for e-cigarettes, it has been proven (again) that e-cigs DON'T act as a gateway to actual smoking.

 

The largest study of its kind has recently been released which shows that only 3% of teens use e-cigs, and the vast majority of those smoked cigarettes before.

 

The study drew from 5 of the biggest studies to date, including one from Public health England, showed that the few teenagers who did try e-cigs didn't continue to use them, and certainly didn't move on to cigarettes.

 

The Study

 

The study focused on the UK and included data from 60,000 teenagers, with ages ranging from 11 to 16.

 

It found that although the number of people trying e-cigs has gone up slightly over the years (probably due to the rise in popularity) the actual percentage of teenagers using them has stayed steady.

 

Over the last few years only 1% of all teenagers actually use them regularly (which in this study meant once a week). And most of those teenagers were already smoking before trying e-cigarettes.

 

Only 0.1% of those who use had never smoked before used e-cigarettes regularly, which as the author of the study said, is statistically "negligible".

 

To put that in perspective, out of the 60,000 teenagers who were asked, 600 of them use an e-cig once a month and 60 of those didn't smoke before.

 

Another interesting fact came out of the study as well, the amount of children smoking is on a downward trend, in fact 2016 was the lowest recorded amount of child smokers!

 

What Does This Mean?

 

Simply put this means that the worry that children using e-cigarettes is wrong.

 

Children aren't flocking to e-cigarettes, and the number of children using them is tiny. More importantly that number is not going up, even as the popularity of e-cigs rises. Although more and more adults are starting to use e-cigarettes, children are not.

 

They are also not making smoking seem "cool" either. If they were the number of children smoking would be going up, not continuing to decline.

 

This doesn't mean that children should be using e-cigarettes of course, but the new laws prohibiting under 18's from buying e-cigarettes and limitations on advertising go a long way to stop this as well.

 

Children will always want to experiment, but even the few who can get around the new rules (as they used to with cigarettes) just don't stick with it.

 

So if you are over 18 and want to make the switch from cigarettes to a healthier alternative why not check out our starter kits?

 

About SMOKO Premium E-Cigarettes

SMOKO Premium Electronic Cigarettes is the UK’s leading brand of e-cigarettes.  Since starting in 2012, SMOKO has helped prevent the use of over 100,000,000 cigarettes. We have helped our customers save over £40,000,000 in extra disposable income.

 

SMOKO E-Cigarettes contains only the highest quality, pharmaceutical-grade ingredient that are all Made in the UK! The majority of e-cigarette brands sold in grocery and convenience stores, petrol stations and on-line use Chinese-made ingredients.

 

SMOKO Electronic Cigarettes contain only 4 ingredients vs. the 4,000 chemicals and 50 known carcinogens found in traditional cigarettes.

 

SMOKO – Amazing flavour, realistic smoking sensation and quality you can trust.

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