A survey from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that tobacco smokers tend to use electronic cigarettes at the same time or after quitting regular smoking. The survey in 2015 shows the rates at which adults tend to either smoke regular or electronic cigarettes. Although many of them are aware of the health risks, they choose not to let go of the habit.
The report from CDC shows that young people aged eighteen to twenty-four are more fond of E-cigarettes than normal ones. Forty percent of them declared they had never used tobacco. Forty-three percent of the same age group admitted they were also tobacco smokers. The remaining seventeen percent confessed that they used to smoke tobacco, but that they gave up and only vaped.
The other half of the study was concerned with American adults aged more than twenty-four. Over half of the interviewed people admitted that they used both tobacco and electronic cigarettes. Fifty-nine percent of them fall into this category. Non-tobacco smokers scored eleven percent, while thirty percent of the people admitted they had quit traditional smoking in favor of vaping.
Specialists at the CDC also compared the results of a similar survey in 2014 to those in the following year. They observed that e-cigarettes lost their popularity with American adults. 3.7 percent of the population in the United States admitted to being fond of the electronic devices. However, one year later, the percentage dropped to 3.5.
As far as high school students are concerned, twenty-four percent of them are fond of electronic cigarettes, as the 2015 review points out. Their percentage is higher than that of actual tobacco users, who scored eleven percent of the total number.
Health specialists explain that there are several health risks related to tobacco smoking. However, they see electronic cigarettes as an alternative which can determine smokers to give up the harmful substances. On the other hand, people don’t use the electronic devices as a replacement. On the contrary, the surveys show that the general tendency is for people to use both products at the same time.
Experts are also worried that young people can get addicted to the electronic devices. They can see e-cigarettes as a transition from non-smoker to tobacco smoker. This would be the opposite effect than the one expected by specialists.
What is your opinion on the ratio between regular cigarettes and the electronic devices?
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