Vaping has become very popular in a short time with teenagers and ex-smokers-smoking So how it all collapse in 2019?
Mike WhiterPublished on 21/12/2019 at 11:15
Vaping has become very popular in a short time with adolescents and former smokers, so how is tobacco fell?
In December 2018, Juul Labs has an estimated value of $ 38 billion. Flash forward a year later, the evaluation of Juul fell to $ 24 billion.
The federal crackdown on vape products has undoubtedly affected many companies vaping, amid reports of illnesses and deaths. With such a dramatic change in the vaping business, NowThis broke down how he became popular, and his sudden fall from grace.
Quitting smoking – how is that going?
The smoking ban of 2007 is thought to have been a significant factor in driving people to quit smoking. At the time, nearly half of smokers professed to trying to quit. But as time moved on, the figure is thought to have dropped to around 33%.
There is no denying that kicking the habit is tough. As well as nicotine, a substance found in cigarettes, being highly addictive, there are also behavioural habits that need to be broken too.
It may be what smokers want to hear but there is research that suggests it takes 30 attempts to quit smoking. But there is loads of help and support for anyone looking to quit smoking:
- Your GP and smoking cessation groups – your GP can help you quit by referring you to a local smoking cessation group that include support with quit smoking aids such as gum or patches.
- NHS – you can also access some support services direct, take a look at the NHS advice of quitting smoking.
- Apps – there are apps too such as Livecoach for Apple users and Quit Now! for Android users that help keep your motivation strong.
- Vaping – some people replace smoking with vaping and there are many reasons why this makes sense;
o Costs less than smoking
o Less harmful than smoking
o You can control the nicotine level of vape juice
o Is regulated in the UK, so when you buy from British manufacturers and leading brands, you know you are getting not only a safe product but a great one too.
Is the end in sight for smoking?
Possibly, although there is still a lot of work to do to continue to support and encourage smokers to kick the habit. No longer seen as a social hobby, people in the UK are less likely to start smoking tobacco products.
Globally, 5.8 trillion cigarettes were smoked, with China topping the board as a nation with the highest proportion of smokers.
But what about vaping? Is it a good alternative to smoking?
Illnesses and deaths Vaping
In early 2019, reports related diseases vaping-began making headlines. Patients began to report coughing fits, shortness of breath and chest pain, before falling ill, and in the most severe cases, hospitalization. But doctors did not know exactly what they had been vaping.
The first death related disease vaping was reported August 23, 2019 Illinois. As of December 10, 2019, 52 deaths have been confirmed in 26 states and D.C., at least 2,409 hospitalizations have been reported in 50 states, D.C. and two US territories.
In the midst of this epidemic, some states have tried to ban the flavored e-cig. San Francisco, where Juul Labs is based, has become the first major city in the United States to ban the sale of all e-cigarette nicotine products, which come into force in 2020.
What does all this really mean?
Lies, damned lies, and statistics is a phrase that describes the persuasive power of numbers and data. Those against vaping will use the stats to show that vaping is a ticking time bomb but those in favour of vaping will use them to bolster their argument.
It shows that smoking in the UK is at the lowest level is has been for decades, a good sign for the health of the nation. They also show that the people turning to vaping are doing so for their own reasons, with fewer people turning to vaping who are non-smokers.