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How Many People Are Actually Vapers?

The prominence of vapers globally has risen exponentially since 2013. Just five years ago, online vaping sales in China, for example, totalled $14 million. But in 2014, they reached $81 million. And then vaping industry stats for 2016 show a huge increase to $266 million. According to VapingDaily's research, that is.

There are some strict regulations in place in certain areas of the world, so we have to rely on sales stats to know about the uprise in amounts of vapers, and smaller, independent studies.

According to VapingDaily: "data gathered from all 27-member states of the European Union by researchers at Imperial College London and the University of Athens, use of e-cigarettes by EU citizens increased from 7.2% in 2012 to 11.6% in 2014". 

They also stated that: "According to the Ipsos/Reuters survey of 5,769 adults in the United States, 10% of them admitted to being a vaper or to daily e-cigarette use." The stats can be found here, and interestingly also state that about 15% of people under 40 vape.

Unfortunately, we don't have a lot of stats on how many Australians are currently vaping, but according to DoctorPortal, there is a way to estimate. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare conducted a study related to e-cig use in 2016. If we use this data and apply it to the 2016 census data, we come out with an estimation of people who are currently vaping in Australia.

According to their maths, it shows that there may be up to 239,000 people currently vaping in Australia! But, that includes "a large number of people who use e-cigarettes less frequently than once a month. If these are excluded, then the number comes down to fewer than 178,000" (Doctor Portal).

Of these 178,000-239,000 people, there is going to be a huge variance in frequency of use, nicotine consumption and more. But it is great to see more and more people in Australia and worldwide adopting vaping and considering a safer alternative.

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