Top Four Reasons for Starting to Use E-Cigarettes

Top Four Reasons for Starting to Use E-Cigarettes

Knowledge•Action•Change (2018)

- No Fire, No Smoke: The Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction

Top Four Reasons for Starting to Use E-Cigarettes
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Eurobarometer also gives insights into why people use e-cigarettes. It might seem obvious but the top reason across the EU for using e-cigarettes is to stop using tobacco. The clear majority of people using e-cigarettes did so to stop, or to reduce tobacco use (61 percent). Following this the next reason was because they thought e-cigarettes were less harmful than cigarettes (31 percent), or less expensive (25 percent). Only six percent said they started because they felt using e-cigarettes was cool or attractive.

See also p. 44 of the report: No Fire, No Smoke: The Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction 2018 — Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction (gsthr.org)

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