Honolulu, HI, December 01, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- A new study released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows beneficial e-cigarette usage for quitting tobacco consumption amongst 36,000 adults surveyed in the United States. According to the survey, in 2014 12.6% of adults have tried e-cigarettes even one time. (Survey data: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db217.htm#summary)
The survey also revealed that the use of e-cigarettes was highest amongst current and recent former cigarette smokers, and among current smokes who had made an attempt to quit in the past year. Almost one-half of current cigarette smokers (47.6%) and more than one-half of recent former cigarette smokers (55.4%) had ever tried an e-cigarette, compared with 8.9% of long-term former smokers who quit smoking more than 1 year ago. These key findings show that people who smoke are using e-cigs to try and quit.
While anti-tobacco groups tout that e-cigarette usage is widespread amongst non-tobacco users, the CDC findings reveal that, while 12.6% of Americans have tried an e-cigarette, only 3.4% of non-smokers have tried one. Moreover, just 0.4% of people who never smoked a combustible cigarette currently used an e-cig.
“We are constantly under scrutiny because our industry is new and disruptive to large tobacco and pharmaceutical companies, whom are very good at swaying public opinion in their favor. We have long testified to the massive public health benefits e-cigarettes could have and see it everyday with our customers who are former committed tobacco smokers. There have been many positive studies on e-cigarette usage over the years. It’s pleasing to add more hard numbers from the CDC to back the industry and products that have helped millions of people reduce or quit their tobacco consumption altogether,” said Cory Smith, Co-founder and CEO of VOLCANO eCigs
The survey findings snuff the alleged arguments lobbied by anti-tobacco groups funded by pharmaceutical companies stating that e-cigarette usage is widely non-smoking youth. These findings come at a crucial time before the Food & Drug Administration is set to implement new rules, which could have a devastating impact on the e-cigarette industry.
VOLCANO eCigs is headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii and is one of the leading manufactures and distributors of vaping hardware and e-liquid globally.