Three in Five First-Time Smokers Become Daily Smokers, Says Study

Three in Five First-Time Smokers Become Daily Smokers, Says Study

A new survey on smoking found that around 60.3% of people tried smoking, and of those, 68.9% could not stop themselves from becoming a daily smoker, according to the BBC.

Research gathered from 215,000 survey participants in the USA, U.K, Australia and New Zealand showed 60.3 percent of people had tried smoking cigarettes, and of those who tried it, an estimated 68.9 percent picked up a daily habit. There are also questions that can be raised over the accuracy of the recall people have in surveys concerning their smoking history.

"The UK is seeing a dramatic reduction in smoking at the moment and this tallies with recent findings that only 19 per cent of 11-15 year olds have ever tried a cigarette, so the good news is that we are on the right track", Hajek added.

The authors of the study said the research pointed to the "remarkable hold" cigarettes can have on their users from the first try.

It is no secret that cigarettes are highly addictive. As this study released Monday and performed by worldwide researchers explained, the majority of them continued consuming tobacco right after they tried their first cigarette - even for a short period after.

This is the first time a link between trying cigarettes and establishing a smoking habit has been demonstrated with such a large data set, Hajek added.

The results of the research that has been conducted by the researchers of the Queen Mary University of London, have been published in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research.




It is like getting influencing from those who had made cigarette smoking a habit for them.

The study's limitations include the fact that surveys yielded somewhat different results, so the estimated conversion rate is only approximate.

Young people in the United Kingdom are decreasing from the 2010 to the 2016. It was also shown that very few non-smokers who tried e-cigarettes became daily vapers.

In 2016, 15.8% of British adults smoked which equates to around 7.6 million people.

"Tobacco use starts in childhood for two-thirds of smokers in the United Kingdom, and this study suggests that even trying a cigarette becomes regular use in most cases", she added.

Steve Brine said that smoking in Britain is at an "all-time low".

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