THE FUTURE OF ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES

May 29, 2015

THE FUTURE OF ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES

Simon Chapman has published an article in the Medical Journal of Australia titled "The future of electronic cigarette (EC) growth depends on youth uptake".  Given the continuing decline in the rate of smoking in the population, cigarette companies are increasingly investing in ECs - with successful EC companies being bought by tobacco companies.  There is little data on rates of EC use in Australia, however on study from 2013 found that 15.4% of cigarette smokers aged over 14 reported using ECs in the previous 12 months, despite the nicotine liquid being illegal in Australia.  In the United States, rates of EC use have risen above that of traditional cigarettes, leading to concerns that EC use might be a gateway into cigarette smoking.

Read "The future of electronic cigarette growth depends on youth uptake" here.