E-cigarette users are smokers looking to quit.The Smoking Toolkit Study (STS) has been collecting vital information regarding smoking and cessation habits in the UK since 2011. It also looks at vaping and vaping habits, and though the explosive use in e-cigarettes has levelled, e-cigarette use is still rising.E-cigarettes are now the most popular method used to move away from tobacco.Professor Robert West, Professor of Health Psychology, Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London is closely involved with the STS and said; “E-cigarette users are smokers looking to cut down or ex-smokers using them to quit. Some are concerned that they attract non-smokers but the evidence clearly demonstrates that only 0.2% are never-smokers.”Do modern e-cigs mean higher tobacco cessation rates in the near future?The latest figures show that e-cigarette use is well distributed among all age ranges, but NRT use is more popular with those slightly older. This may have something to do with knowledge and perception and having been exposed longer to the NRT message. Professor West states that vaping is at least as effective as NRT on prescription, but more effective than over the counter NRT, but what strikes him the most is the popularity of e-cigarettes.And it is due to this very popularity that e-cigarettes are raising many questions, which the STS are curious to find out. One being whether the more effective and more modern e-cigarettes that are available now translates into higher complete quit rates from tobacco.This entry was posted in Electronic Cigarettes, News and tagged vaping is at least as effective as NRT, e-cigs mean higher tobacco cessation rates, STS, Smoking Toolkit Study, e-cigarette users are smokers looking to quit, professor robert west, e-cigarettes now the most popular method to stop tobacco use in the uk by admin.