Britain’s Office for National Statistics has published figures suggesting that “gateway” fears – the idea that vaping could lead to smoking – are unwarranted. According to ONS statistics, vapers are almost exclusively smokers and ex-smokers, using e-cigs or more recent vaping products as a smoking cessation tool.
- Gary Cox
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