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Key Facts on Vaping

Key Facts About Vaping

1

Four in then adult smokers in Great Britain wrongly believe to believe vaping to be as or more harmful when compared to smoking. 

Action on Smoking and Health UK, 2023

2

Vaping is at least 95% less harmful than smoking

Office for Health Improvement and Disparities, Nicotine Vaping in England: 2022 Evidence Update

3

Smoking rates amongst UK adults have fallen to just 12.9% – the lowest levels since records began. Vaping has played a major role in the decline. 

Office of National Statistics 2023

4

Mora than half (55%) of current papers who are ex-smokers in Great Britain have been vaping for over 3 years. 

Action on Smoking and Health UK, 2023

5

In Stop Smoking Services in 2020 and 2021, quit attempts involving a vaping product were associated with the highest quit rates

Office for Health Improvements and Disparities, 2022

6

There is significantly lower exposure to harmful substances from vaping compared with smoking, as shown by biomarkers associated with the risk of cancer, respiratory and cardiovascular conditions

Office for Health Improvements and Disparities,2022 

7

Nicotine e-cigarettes are amongst the most effective stop smoking tool available. 

Cochrane Review, research by University of Oxford, funded by Cancer Research UK, 2023

8

There is ‘no good evidence’ that second-hand vapour from e-cigarettes is harmful.

Cancer Research UK, 2024

9

Almost 4.5 million adults in Great Britain have used vaping to cut down on or completely stop smoking. 

Action on Smoking and Health UK, 2023

10

The average smoker could save at least £1,000 annually by switching to vaping – a disposable income boost of more than 10% in some regions of the UK

Adam Smith Institute, 2022