Electronic cigarettes have gained a fair amount of attention over the last few years through many contributing factors. But while it may not be uncommon to see someone with an eCig today, ten years ago they would’ve looked quite strange! Some of the statistics on vaping and the eCig culture a astounding to look at, considering this phenomenon is only in its first few years. Take a look at some of the numbers regarding the growth of eCig culture!
Earlier in 2011 British newspaper, The Telegraph, published some interesting facts regarding the growth of electronic cigarettes over the past few years. Here’s what they found:
Nearly one-third (31%) of those who tried e-cigarettes reported that they quit smoking cigarettes within six months of use. As a quitting mechanism, electronic cigarettes have fared better than other methods like nicotine gums and nicotine patches, which had a success rate below 20%.
More than 57% of survey respondents choose electronic cigarettes because they were more affordable compared to regular cigarettes. On top of helping curb their craving for regular cigarettes, electronic cigarettes have made it convenient for smokers to puff in places where traditional cigarettes are prohibited.
Since 2006, there has been rapid growth of people who own and use electronic cigarettes. In the United States in 2011, the number of people who own an eCigarette is somewhere around the 2 million mark. This is astounding considering that number means an annual growth of over 330,000 new eCig users each year!
So why do people adopt electronic cigarettes? For a variety of reasons it seems! Some of the most common look like this:
- They’re trying to stop smoking. Often times people use electronic cigarettes and eLiquid to start stepping down their nicotine levels.
- They’re a hobbyist. As with any gadget, eCigs can be modified and tweak to fit the user!
- They’re health conscious. Though there’s no proof that eCigs are a healthier alternative to smoking, but many people have bought into the idea that eCigs are safer.
- They want to save money. The proof is in the numbers: eLiquid is a whole lot cheaper than a pack of cigarettes!
As eCigarettes and eLiquid continue to rise in popularity, it’s likely that we’ll see more and more attention focused on them in the coming years. If you’re already an eCig owner, you can proudly say that you’ve been with the trend since the beginning and seen it all. If you’re new to eCigarettes, jump on the fan bus and enjoy the ride because it looks like this lifestyle isn’t going anywhere but up!