A report published by the ONS looks at adult smoking habits in 2022, including cigarette and e-cigarette usage.
Prof Peter Hajek, Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of the Health and Lifestyle Research Unit, Queen Mary University of London, said:
“This is good news and it puts to rest the often repeated concern that use of e-cigarettes promotes smoking.
“E-cigarettes are not only helping smokers quit, they also deflect potential smokers away from cigarettes.
“Low-risk nicotine products are the best tool we ever had for getting finally rid of smoking-related cancers, heart and lung disease.”
Prof Peter Hajek: No conflict of interest.