In the UK, the vape is fine! According to the latest available data, the use of e-cigarettes continues to increase in the country. In 2018, 6,3% of adults were active users.
according to The Statistics on Smoking, England - 2019, published by the NHS, there are now 1,8 million fewer adult smokers in England than seven years ago. The figures show that 5,9 million people smoked cigarettes in 2018, against 7,7 million in 2011.
The prevalence of adult smokers in the UK was 14,7%. England had the lowest prevalence of adult smokers with 14,4%, while Scotland had the highest with 16,3%, followed by 15,9% in Wales and 15,5% in Northern Ireland.
The increase in e-cigarette consumption was 5,5% in 2017, while it was only 3,7% in 2014. Adults aged 35 to 49 were the most likely to use electronic cigarettes (8,1%), while adults aged 60 and older were significantly less (4,1%). The main reason adults used electronic cigarettes was smoking cessation help (51%).
In 2018-2019, the number of articles distributed to help quit smoking in England amounted to 740 000, compared to a peak of 2,56 million in 2010-2011. The number of deaths attributable to smoking was about 77 800 in 2017, which is similar to 77's 900 2016. However, the death rate has now decreased by 6% compared to 2007.
The report also contains information on local analyzes, use of NHS services to quit smoking, attitudes of young people about tobacco, and spending on tobacco by households.