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Key Facts on Vaping

The Facts on Vaping


Perceptions of harm from vaping among smokers are increasingly incorrect and out of line with the evidence.

Public Health England Vaping Evidence Review, 2020


Vaping is at least 95% less harmful than smoking.

Public Health England, Vaping Evidence Review, 2019


Nearly two thirds of vapers (68%) said they never thought they would quit smoking until vaping came along.

One Poll research,
March 2019


Within just one month of switching tobacco for electronic cigarettes, measures of blood vessel health, including blood pressure and stiffness of their arteries, had started to improve.

British Heart Foundation/ University of Dundee, November 2019


In Local Stop Smoking Services, a standard e-cigarette was twice as effective at helping smokers to quit compared with the quitters’ choice of combination nicotine replacement therapy (NRT).

National Institute for Health Research/ Cancer Research UK, February 2019


The UK has some of the strictest regulations for e-cigarettes in the world under the Tobacco & Related Products Regulations 2016.

Public Health England, 2019


E-cigarettes helped an additional 50-70,000 smokers in England to quit in a single year.

University College London, October 2019


There have been no identified health risks of passive vaping to bystanders

Public Health England Vaping Evidence Review, 2018


Over 3m smokers have already used vaping to quit or reduce their smoking

Action on Smoking and Health, 2018


Smoking cigarettes cost around 3.5 times as much as using e-cigarettes.

Cancer Research UK, 2018