The Facts on Vaping

1

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

Public Health England Vaping Evidence Review, 2020

2

Vaping is at least 95% less harmful than smoking.

Public Health England, Vaping Evidence Review, 2019

3

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

One Poll research,
March 2019

4

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

5

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

6

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

7

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

University College London, October 2019

8

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

Public Health England Vaping Evidence Review, 2018

9

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

Action on Smoking and Health, 2018

10

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

Cancer Research UK, 2018