While most of the vapor community knows that the majority of ecig enthusiasts are former tobacco smokers, the general public has taken a while to acknowledge this simple fact.
National Public Radio (NPR) along with several other credible media outlets recently published findings from a new Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study that surveyed more than 36,000 U.S. adults to learn more about ecig consumers. In this study, the CDC found that nearly 48 percent of current tobacco smokers reported trying an ecig at least once. Among those survey respondents who recently quit smoking, more than 55 percent said they’d tried making the switch to an ecig.
Twenty two percent of respondents still using their ecig claimed they had officially stopped consuming tobacco cigarettes. This is positive news for the vapor industry and further confirms that e-cigarettes are a smoke-free, tobacco-free alternative designed for tobacco smokers looking for a reliable alternative. Charlotte Schoenborn, a health statistician with the National Center for Health Statistics recently told NPR “it is significant and noteworthy that e-cigarettes are largely being used by current and former tobacco smokers.”
While big tobacco and other anti-vapor groups have claimed under-age or young adults are mostly using e-cigarettes, this new CDC study proves the exact opposite. After several years of misleading propaganda and the spread of narrow, misinformation, it looks like the tide is turning for the vapor community. In contrast, an NPR-Truven Health Analytics Health Poll recently surveyed more than 3,000 people and the majority concluded that the Food and Drug Administration should regulate the ecig industry. As an industry leader, V2 supports common sense regulation that keeps ecig products away from minors and enforces strict and safe guidelines for packaging e-liquid.
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