Smoking Rate in U.S. Hits New Low
All over the world, smoking rates are plummeting. Statistics show that this almost entirely due to the “disruptive economy” created by the vaping industry. We never meant to disrupt anyone’s economy, but if that means a victory against Big Tobacco, then we’re glad to be a part of it.
Newly released data from the Center for Disease Control’s 2015 National Health Survey (NHIS) shows that in the United States, smoking rates have reached a new low. According to the survey results, the smoking rate among U.S. adults is 15.2 per cent, down from 15.2 per cent in 2014.
Many believe that this is in part due to the widespread use of vaping as an alternative to smoking harmful combustible cigs.
“It is undeniable that vaping has played a significant role in promoting cessation among adult smokers,” said Gregory Conley, President of the American Vaping Association.
The theory makes sense. In 2014, analysis of the 2014 NHIS survey results showed that 2 million former smokers had vaped in the last month, and 1.25 million of them reported they vaped daily.
It’s no secret that as smoking rates decline, vaping rates rise. Of the 2.6 million adults in Great Britain that vape regularly, nearly two of five of them are ex-smokers.
We’re not the biggest fans of maths, but we have to say we love these numbers!