New data from the UK’s Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) indicates that while electronic cigarette use by young people increased between 2013 and 2014, only 1.8 percent of children are regular users.
And it shows that 90 percent of regular or occasional users are young people who were already smokers or ex-smokers.
Meanwhile, 91 percent of young people have not tried an electronic cigarette, and this is despite the fact that more than 80 percent of young people are aware of electronic cigarettes (up from under 70 percent in 2013)
The ASH Smokefree Youth survey, which was conducted by YouGov, analysed by Public Health England and presented at a Public Health England Conference on Wednesday, questioned more than 2,000 11-18 year olds in 2013 and a further 2,000 in 2014 about their smoking and vaping behaviour.
It found also that 98 percent of young people who had never smoked had never tried an electronic cigarette.