A new study by the Queen Mary University of London has found that e-cigarette users are less likely to become addicted compared with those who try a combustible cigarette for the first time. The report says that at least three in five will develop a daily habit even if they are trying it for the first time.
This confirms that combustible cigarette has an extremely strong hold on users. Going over the report I see nothing new. We have always known the addictive nature of combustible cigarettes and it makes you wonder what the heck is inside them. I think we have been told half of the story when it comes to whats inside the combustible cigarette. I am aware many smokers have an addictive nature and this makes it difficult to let go, this not only applies to combustible cigarettes, but it could be many other things, such as chocolate, coffee and so on but none grab holds on to you like combustible cigarettes do. However, what is interesting is the high number of first-time smokers that go on to develop a daily habit.
Studies including research from a range of countries were conducted regarding the experimentation and the habits of smoking. An Analysis consisting of more than 200,000 people found that amongst the 60% that had tried a combustible cigarette for the first time, 69% progressed on to smoking daily.
Lead researcher Professor Peter Hajek stated that “the conversion rate from first-time smoker to a daily smoker is surprisingly high.” Concerns have been expressed that e-cigarettes could be as addictive as conventional cigarettes; however, this has not been the case.
It was found that non-smokers who try e-cigarettes are unlikely to become daily smokers. This begs the question. Why on earth are e-cigarettes placed in the same category as combustible cigarette, beside the nicotine they have nothing in common, non-addictive, you don’t have to be conscious of how you smell around your family and friends, your sense of smell and health is hands down much better, they cost far less, taste much better and heck they are fun. Sure, there is some that hydrate it has been reported, but that is easy to fix, drink lots of water, again hydration only effects some chain vapers.
Many of our customers are new to vaping and I am often asked what is the difference between an e-cigarette and vaping. Back in 2003, a Chinese pharmacist named Hon Lik developed the first e-cigarette. His mission was to develop a nicotine delivery system that produces inhalable and flavoured smoke-like vapour without the side effect of combustible cigarette and so was the e-cigarette born. Initially, e-cigarettes were designed to look and feel like a traditional cigarette. They were lightweight small and had the same shape as cigarettes also they had an LED light on the end of the device that glows as the user inhales, resembling the burning tip of a cigarette, and most were disposable.
In recent years vaporizers hit the stores and today are the top-selling form of e-cigarettes. Recent data indicate that vaporizers are growing twice as fast as the first generation of e-cigs, some say they have reached 50% of the total e-cig sales (Vaporizers' Are the New Draw in E-Cigarettes). Vaporizers are still e-cigarette just often larger device giving you access to a wealth of data and control over your vaping.
Note: Hon Li is credited with the invention of e-cigarettes, however, Herbert A. Gilbert is considered by many to be the inventor of the modern electronic cigarette.