Following Sweden in the lowest smoking rate per capita is England. Who (or what) do they have to thank for this incredible feat?
Well, according to Mr. Butterworth of Cancer Research UK,
"Research has shown that e-cigarettes are the most popular way to quit."
While there could be similar numbers in other countries, it's unfortunate that we may never know for sure as restrictions and regulations across the US and Canada seem to be leaning more toward the stricter side as opposed to the more open-minded and positive perception that the UK has toward vaping and e-cigarette use.
According to a press release from Cancer Research UK, they've seen an average 15.7% success rate for smoking cessation for the past decade. But in just the first 6-months of 2017 they saw that number rise to 19.8%.
Mr. Butterworth goes on to say "The evidence so far tells us that they're much safer than smoking, and are helping many people to beat their addiction."
If only Canada and the US could think of the potential benefits of e-cigarettes could have for the population of smokers rather than focusing on the assumptions (often proven wrong) brought up by many politicians and anti-vapers.
Maybe in the future when there's absolutely no denying the positive effect e-cigarette use has had on many ex-smokers in other countries, North America will play catch-up!