Facts and Statistics
If you’re considering switching out your cigarettes for e-cigarettes, but still aren’t convinced, you’re in the right place. This page will highlight some of the key stats that support our belief that swapping smoking for vaping is a good choice. You’ll also find links to clinics, public health bodies, and support groups—because when it comes to quitting smoking, you’re not alone.
Don’t worry, we aren’t going to drown you in graphs and datasets. We’ll just give you some key figures on why vaping is the better choice. That way, you’ll have the facts you need to be able to make an informed decision.
Public Health England estimates that e-cigarettes are 95% less harmful than cigarettes. A 2019 study by the University of Dundee and the British Heart Foundation suggested that within one month of switching from tobacco to e-cigarettes, measures of blood vessel health started to improve.
Vaping isn’t just less harmful to users —it’s also better for others around them. Public Health England have identified no health risks from passive vaping.
Someone who smokes 20 cigarettes a day can expect to save over £3000 annually by switching from smoking to vaping.
Vaping is significantly cheaper than smoking
According to a 2019 report from UCL, e-cigarettes helped an additional 50-70,000 smokers quit in a single year.
Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) also found that over 3 million smokers have managed to quit or reduce their smoking habit by switching to vaping
In a survey of 3.2 million ex-smokers, ASH found that 44% of users reported using the same nicotine strength as when they started vaping, whereas 46% have decreased their strength. By contrast, only 10% report having increased their nicotine strength.
We know how difficult it is to quit smoking. The good news is, you’re not alone. To increase your chances of successfully going smokefree, there are a range of public health bodies and support groups set up to give you tips and advice.
Action on Smoking & Health (ASH) provides in depth fact sheets pulled from government data regarding all issues related to smoking.
NHS are advocates on stopping smoking and offer many resources for quitting. Below is the link to their One You website, dedicated to help people quit.LEARN MORE
SMOKE FREE HACKNEY
Smoke Free Hackney is a free stop smoking service for Hackney residents.They offer local training, support, and below is a link to their homepage.
We’re Here to Help
As well as these groups, myCigara are here to help you every step of the way on your journey to becoming smoke free. If you’re ready to quit smoking, but are unsure of where to start, our Tips & Guides page covers a range of topics.
To get you pointed in the right direction, we offer a range of beginners guides to key vaping components such as e liquids, vape kits, batteries, tanks and coils. You’ll also find answers to some of the most common questions for new users, such as What is an E Liquid?, What’s the difference between MTL and DTL vaping?, and What is a Disposable Vape Kit?
At myCigara, we exist to make the UK smokefree. We believe that the best way to do that is by offering an effective, safe and viable alternative to smoking. To achieve this, we do our utmost to give you all the facts and answer any questions you may have. On your journey toward becoming free from smoking, we’re with you every step of the way.