E-cigarettes are now more popular than nicotine replacements such as gum and patches by a significant margin, demonstrating just how well they have been received by the public as well as how effective they have been perceived as by their users.
They are currently slowing the $2.4 billion global market for nicotine patches and gum, with a reversal in popularity having taken place in the space of just a few years. In 2011, just 5% used e-cigarettes, while 30% of the smoking cessation market was taken up by gum and patches – now, sales of gums and patches are outnumbered by e-cigarettes two to one. A study by University College London, which surveyed 1800 people, also found that over a third of those trying to quit smoking now use e-cigarettes, demonstrating their popularity amongst the smoking community as a potential smoking cessation method.
The recorded low rates success rates of nicotine gums and patches, as well as the low cost of e-cigarettes in comparison, are also both factors in the dwindling popularity of nicotine replacement treatments and show that, at least for now, e-cigarettes are here to stay.
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