So, who vapes more? What do you think? Men or women? If you guessed men, you are right on the money. But! Women could be hot on their trail.
Men Vape More Than WomenWho vapes more, men or women? Study shows 4.2% of men and 3.4% of women are vapers. Click To Tweet
According to the Centre for Disease Control, men are more likely to use ecigarettes than women. They found that 4.2% of men and 3.4% of women are vapers. The study examined the smoking habits of men and women in the United States in 2013 and 2014.
When comparing the results of the study, smoking traditional cigarettes declined, and younger people are the most prominent users of ecigarettes. Brad Rodu of R Street summarizes the results of the study:
- Among men, smoking declined from 20.5 percent to 18.8 percent, despite the fact that 4.2 percent were e-cigarette users.
- Smoking among women also declined, although the drop wasn’t as strong. Overall, 3.4 percent of women currently used e-cigarettes in 2014.
In terms of the age of ecigarette users:
- E-cigarette use among men was 5.8 percent at ages 18-24 and was lower in each successive age group.
- The same pattern occurred among women, with 4.4 percent of 18 – 24-year-olds vaping.
Are Women Starting to Vape More?
However, a more recent study from Public Health England found that more women than men are making the switch from smoking to vaping. Could this mean that women are catching up with men in terms of ecigarette use?
The study found that more than half of all smokers choosing to vape to quit smoking are women.
“Previously, the e-cigarette market had been dominated by men, but a survey of 36,000 customers in spring 2015 by the vaping brand VIP showed that 53 per cent of users were female,” as reported in the Daily Mail.
VIP’s commercial director, Louise Stamper, said, “We’re now seeing a growing trend for women turning to e-cigs. There’s no definitive answer as to why this might be, but insight shows that motives behind quitting smoking include protecting appearances and saving money.”
Public Health England also found that ecigarettes were about 95% less harmful than traditional tobacco cigarettes.
Overall, the trend is both men and women are making the switch from traditional cigarettes to vaping. They are vaping for many reasons – to quit smoking, save money, and even for social reasons.