• The inaugural US E-Cigarette Summit was held in Washington DC, on Monday May 8, 2017 and welcomed over 250 people
  • The 2nd Annual US E-Cigarette Summit will take place April 30, 2018......Registration is now open

Global Trends in E-Cigarette Use -Understanding the data from beyond the USA

09:15 - 09:30

E-cigarettes are still relatively new devices and the extent of their use varies around the world. Rapid uptake has been identified in a number of developed countries, most notably in the UK and the USA where the majority of smokers have tried vaping, some have progressed to regular use, and some have stopped smoking using e-cigarettes. Rates of regular use in never smoking adults and youth remain very low, indicating that at the current time these devices are primarily used by smokers and ex-smokers. However, even within developed countries uptake has varied, often as a result of regulation with many countries restricting or prohibiting vaping. Recent research suggests these regulatory differences may have a role to play in the extent to which e-cigarettes can contribute to tobacco harm reduction. In the developing world, uptake of e-cigarettes by smokers remains low particularly in jurisdictions where tobacco is cheap and widely available and e-cigarettes are more expensive or more heavily regulated, although evidence on use in low and middle income countries is very limited. This presentation will aim to provide an overview of global trends using existing data, and highlight gaps in research and surveillance that could be addressed in future.


  • Professor Linda Bauld Professor of Health Policy - University of Stirling, UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies (UKTAS) and Cancer Research UK

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