To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of number of adults annually giving up smoking as a result of vaping; and whether there has been an increase in the number of adults giving up smoking since vaping became more common practice.
The Office for National Statistics has published data on e-cigarette use in England annually since 2014. Data is published at the following link:
The statistics show that in 2014 there was a total of 1.6 million e-cigarette users with 0.6 million of those ex-cigarette smokers. In 2016 e-cigarette use had increased to 2.4 million users, with 1.3 million of those ex-cigarette smokers. Smoking prevalence in England is currently at 15.5%, the lowest it has ever been.