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Has #E-cigarette use peaked?

According to data from the Smoking in England survey the use of electronic cigarettes in England fell last year.

Although their use has tripled since 2012, the proportion of smokers and recent ex-smokers in England using electronic cigarettes has been broadly flat for more than 18 months. In the last quarter of 2014, usage fell from 22 to 18.6 per cent, the lowest since the second quarter of 2013.

Professor Robert West, director of tobacco research at University College London, who oversees the Smoking in England survey, said that the popularity of electronic cigarettes among continuing smokers has fallen as they find the devices do not always satisfy their nicotine cravings.

Robert is also the author of the ‘Smoke Free Formula’ book available form Warwickshire Libraries and part of the Books on prescription scheme.

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If you are considering using e-cigarettes as part of a quit attempt then you can still access free NHS help.

Smokers are four times as likely to be successful in quitting if they use Warwickshire’s Stop Smoking Service, this is completely free, find out more at or call 0800 085 2917 or text LIFE to 80800



About Paul Hooper, WCC (575 Articles)
Group Manager: Community Safety and Substance Misuse
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