Tuesday, 30 December 2014

How many tobacco cigarette smokers will switch to electronic cigarettes?

As we approach 2015 there will be many tobacco smokers around the UK looking to reduce their tobacco intake and also reduce their expenditure. While electronic cigarettes cannot legally be marketed as quit smoking aids there is no doubt that many people are looking to switch from tobacco cigarettes. The UK is now home to in excess of 2 million regular electronic cigarette users and we can only guess how many people will switch in the New Year.

Why are people switching?

There are many reasons why people are looking to switch from tobacco cigarettes to their electronic cigarette counterparts. These include: –

Cost savings

When you consider that a disposable electronic cigarette costs in the region of five pounds and is the equivalent of 20 tobacco cigarettes, this works out at that an equivalent price of 25p per tobacco cigarette. As we all know, a packet of 20 cigarettes in the UK can now cost upwards of eight pounds per packet which equates to 40p per cigarette. The situation is even more attractive when you bear in mind the cost of e liquid.