VApril is back this year once again!
This year, we are supporting the largest campaign in the world that aims to help smokers successfully quit by switching to vaping. So far, millions of people have quit with the support and advice from the VApril campaign.
We offer the highest quality vape kits, e-liquids and everything in between, but we wanted to do something a little extra to show our support this VApril.
For every fact-based report online, there is a misleading article that unfortunately, will probably gain more attention and views. For this reason, we have put together a simple blog filled with nothing but hard facts, statistics and research only. You then have the opportunity to have a look for yourself, and decide whether you will be celebrating VApril with us this year and the many years to come.
1. Vaping helps almost 20,000 people quit smoking every year. (Public Health England, 2018)
As reported by Public Health England, vaping helps almost 20,000 per year quit smoking; this figure was concluded by researchers from UCL and Cancer Research who found that 18,000 people in England became 'long-term ex smokers' as a result of taking up vaping.
2. A smoker-turned-vaper saves the UK £74,000. (Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology)
Some more statistics reported were:
- An average vaper saves £800 a year compared to a smoker
- Smoking costs the NHS £2.5 billion a year
- Vaping helps save our communities smoking costs of £760 million a year
3. Vaping is at least 95% less harmful than smoking. (Public Health England, 2018)
Key findings of this PHE review include: the current best estimate is that e-cigarettes are around 95% less harmful than smoking, nearly half the population (44.8%) don’t realise e-cigarettes are much less harmful than smoking, and there is no evidence so far that e-cigarettes are acting as a route into smoking for youngsters or non-smokers.
4. Second-hand vapour does not harm those around you. (Cancer Research UK, 2016)
There is no concrete evidence that second-hand vapour from e-cigarettes is harmful. Passive vaping is not the same as passive smoking because e-cigarettes do not contain tobacco.
5. The number of e-cigarette users grew from around 700,000 in 2012 to 3.6 million in 2021. (Action on Smoking & Health, ASH 2021)
In 2021, 95% of smokers and 93% of the general population had heard of e-cigarettes compared to the in 2012, when only 49% of adults were aware of e-cigarettes.
6. Vaping products are the most popular stop smoking aid in England. We have estimated that there are up to 5000 additional quitters a year in Yorkshire because of them. (Yorkshire Cancer Research, 2022)
Vaping products are often portrayed in a negative way, and this has led to confusion and a common misperception that vaping is as harmful as smoking tobacco. Vaping is actually the most popular method to quit smoking and has helped 5,000 people quit in Yorkshire, and even more across the U.K.
7. Vaping is not a gateway to smoking for youngsters. (Addiction, 2022)
A study published by the scientific journal Addiction found that prevalence of e-cigarette use in England amongst young adults do not appear to be associated with substantial increases or decreases in the prevalence of smoking uptake.
This VApril, we are welcoming you into the vaping community with open arms (and fantastic bundle deals), so you'll have all the goods and expert advice you need to begin your vaping journey. For exclusive offers on our beginner vape kits, shortfills and e-liquids, start your vaping journey here at Vape Shop.