New research conducted by a team of US researchers has determined that the link between smoking and vaping is weak or misleading.

One scurrilous report attributed its vaping-smoking connection to one puff over the course of six months.

Dr Lynn Kozlowski of the University of Buffalo, correctly points to evidence that shows as e-cig use has increased smoking rates have declined.

A recent report found that smoking is at an all time low as smokers continue to realise the health benefits and switch to vaping.

“The evidence from the prospective studies is weak at best,” said Dr Kozlowski in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. “The national trends in vaping and cigarette smoking do not support the argument that vaping is leading to smoking.”

“There is little evidence that those who have never smoked cigarettes or never used other tobacco products and first try e-cigarettes will later move on to cigarette usage with great frequency or daily, regular smoking.”

“The public deserves accurate information on the health risks of e-cigarettes versus cigarettes.”

“From the best evidence to date, e-cigarettes are much less dangerous than cigarettes. The public has become confused about this.”

This is not the first time that is has been found that e-cigarettes are not a gateway to smoking.

Moreover, it has been found that vaping is far safer and less toxic than smoking, indicating that it is a good and safe smoking cessation method.