Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are not as dangerous as many people believe.
And according to new research, they may be more popular than many people thought.
In a study published in the journal PLOS One, researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles and the University at Buffalo found that more than one-third of people who smoked e-cigs in the past year reported that they smoked at least once a day, compared to just a quarter who reported doing so every day.
This study was conducted in the US, where e-cig use is relatively high, but also found that some other countries have lower e-cigarette usage than the US.
“People who have been vaping for years have a lower risk of developing a second cigarette,” lead author Michael Siegel, a research associate at the UCLA Center for Tobacco Control and Alcohol Research, told Wired.
The researchers looked at data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Electronic Cigarette Reporting System. “
We believe that this is because e-liquids tend to be easier to clean, and therefore more hygienic.”
The researchers looked at data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Electronic Cigarette Reporting System.
Using this data, they found that in the six months before the study started, nearly one in five people who used an e of cigarettes in the previous year reported having used e-juices at least one time a day.
By the end of that six-month period, that number had jumped to one in six, or almost one in seven.
“The use of e-mixtures in the current study was similar to that of the previous six months, which suggests that use has decreased since the cessation of the use of traditional cigarettes,” Siegel told Wired, adding that e-vapor products are increasingly being sold to smokers in large-scale retail outlets like Walmart, Target, and Whole Foods.
The researchers also found similar patterns in other countries, with e-smoking rates dropping in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland over time.
That’s despite the fact that e.cigarettes are still widely used in the UK and elsewhere, as well as in some countries like the US and Canada.
But what’s the real harm?
In the US at least, e-tobacco is a popular choice among young people.
According to a survey conducted by Public Policy Polling last year, more than 50% of adults under 30 have tried an e cigarette in the last year.
That figure rises to 74% among people over 30.
The survey also found nearly one-in-four Americans between the ages of 18 and 34 have tried a cigarette at least in the year before.
That includes more than a quarter of 18- to 29-year-olds, as many as a quarter in 30- to 44-year olds, and a third of 45- to 64-year old adults.
And even among those who smoke regularly, nearly half have smoked at some point in their lives, according to the Public Policy poll.
The same study also found a trend for e-users to quit cigarettes for other reasons, including avoiding the potentially harmful effects of smoking on the lungs.
But those quitting e-smokes, in other words, may be less likely to do so if they’re using a nicotine replacement product.
“E-cigarettes are becoming more popular because they can be more easily manufactured and marketed, so they have a higher chance of increasing use,” Siegle said.
“I think that the public is starting to recognize that there is a very low-risk alternative to traditional cigarettes.”
Siegel added that e juice is often sold in smaller quantities than cigarettes, and that it’s possible that a consumer who is trying to start a new habit will have a hard time choosing between an e juice or a traditional cigarette.
And the new study also points to a potentially more significant risk factor for nicotine addiction: the availability of e liquid.
As the CDC points out, e juice contains nicotine, which has been shown to lead to the development of addiction in some people.
So e-viables have become a hot topic among e-connoisseurs who are concerned that they may cause cancer or other health problems.
But the researchers said that there’s still no definitive proof that e juices are the real culprit behind the rise in e-nicotine consumption.
Siegel said that the study may have some limitations.
For one, it doesn’t measure e-sales as well.
But, Siegel explained, people who use e-products for vaping are more likely than non-users.
“So we are concerned about how that may have influenced the findings,” he told Wired in an email.
“If this finding were replicated in a larger study, I would expect that it would be even more convincing.”
And even if it was, Siegels hope