New research has shown that there could be almost as many electronic cigarette users as traditional smokers by 2018!

This prediction comes after Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) published a report deshowing that the number of vapers in the United Kingdom had increased from 700,000 in 2012 to 2.1 million people in 2014.

The surge in e-cigarette use is attributed to the increasing number of smokers who have made the decision to switch to vaping, or have at least decided to try e-cigarettes. In 2010, 9 per cent of smokers had tried e-cigarettes; last year this had risen to 52 per cent, with research showing that of this amount 18 per cent are regular e-cigarette users.

Although Gamucci does not suggest using our electronic cigarettes to quit smoking, these figures do show one trend in those choosing to switch to electronic cigarettes.  

Furthermore, Smoking in England, has published a report showing that there has been a 7 per cent decrease in the number of smokers since 2007, with their figures showing a national decrease from 25 per cent to around 18 per cent (around 10 million people). 

The increasing number of people switching to vaping has led to the British Medical Journal publishing a study concluding that for every million smokers in the United Kingdom who turned to e-cigarettes, 6,000 premature deaths would be prevented each year.

Tom Pruen, Chief Scientific Officer at ECITA - the Electronic Cigarette Industry Trade Association - said: 'We know that it's notoriously difficult to give up smoking and the knock-on effects to health can be extremely damaging. 

'In the UK, around 100,000 people die each year due to smoking, and a smoker's average life expectancy is 10 years less than that of a non-smoker.

'However, for those who have been unable to quit - or who are unwilling to - e-cigarettes offer an alternative without the tar and smoke generated by burning tobacco.

'Smokers smoke for the nicotine, but it is the tar and other by-products of combustion that kill. Therefore, e-cigarettes offer the potential to massively reduce the devastating effects that cigarettes can have on smokers and their families.' 

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