New Data from the CDC Shows That E-Cigarettes Help Smokers Quit. No Shit.

From the 2014 National Health Interview Survey

Remember all those bullshit anti-vaping arguments that claim that e-cigarettes are a “gateway” to smoking? We always knew that they were full of shit, but now we have official CDC data that supports our case.

Important points from the survey:

  • Among people who have never smoked a cigarette, only 3.2% of people have tried vaping at least once. Only 0.4% currently use e-cigarettes.
  • 55.4% of people who have quit smoking in the past year have used e-cigarettes.
  • Second largest group of vapers are current smokers, which suggests that they are using them in an attempt to quit.

This official CDC data shows that the claims of the anti-vaping nutjobs are complete and total bullshit. In fact, the reality is the exact opposite. Non-smokers are not picking up vaping and then moving on to “the real thing”, it’s people who have either recently quit smoking or are still trying to quit smoking who make up the bulk of e-cigarette users.

But will this new data sway the numerous anti-vaping politicians who are trying to take away our rights for their own profit? Highly unlikely, but at least they can no longer use pseudoscience and outright lies to support their positions.

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