According to a 2019 report provided by the House of Commons Research Library, the current percentage of former smokers of cigarettes that have quit cigarette smoking by switching to vape (e-cigarette) is 11.5%.
Percentage of Ex-cigarette Smokers that are using Vape
- The current percentage of former smokers of cigarettes that have quit cigarette smoking by switching to vape (e-cigarette) is 11.5%.
- In 2018, the percentage of former smokers of cigarettes that have quit cigarettes smoking by switching to vape (e-cigarette) was 7.6% in the United States.
- In the United States, the prevalence of vape (e-cigarette) use grew from 2.8% in 2017 to 3.2% in 2018 as cigarette smoking reached an all-time low, 13.7%.
- Approximately 55% of adult smokers in the United States tried to quit smoking in 2018.
- According to the House of Commons Research Library, 33% of adults use vapes to quit smoking.
- The prevalence of e-cigarette use among persons aged 18 to 24 years grew from 5.2% in 2017 to 7.6% in 2018.
- In 2018, 8.1 million (3.2%) of the United States adults used vape (e-cigarette).
- The sales of vape products like JUUL (a pod-mod device) grew by approximately 600% from 2016 to 2017.
Additional Data Points (Historical Data)
- In 2015, 58.8% of vape users were current regular cigarette smokers (adult).
- 29.8% of adult vape smokers were former regular cigarette smokers in 2015.
- In 2014, 47.6% of cigarette smokers who recently (less than a year) quit smoking were more likely to use e-cigarette than those who quit for more than a year, 55.4%.
- 22.0% of ex-cigarette smokers used e-cigarette in 2014.
- 15.9% of current cigarette smokers used e-cigarette in 2014.
Your research team leveraged publicly available data on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), medical journals, and media sources like WebMD, Reuters, the House of Commons Research Library, and Annals of Internal Medicine to provide the requested information. The House of Commons Research Library and CDC sources were leveraged to provide the current (2019) and most recent (2018) information respectively.