According to a new study published in “Addictive Behaviors“, more than 50% of young e-cigarette users want to stop and quit e-cigarettes.
2,000 young people between the ages of 13 and 24 participated in this study. All of them participated in the newsletter cessation aid program in 2019 and wanted to quit e-cigarettes.
Research surveys have found that young people have a variety of motivations for trying to quit smoking, including health, saving money, personal freedom, social communication, and decline in academic, physical fitness and other areas:
*52% of people want to quit e-cigarettes because of their health. One notable answer is: “I want to restore my lungs.”
＊21% of people think cost saving is a factor, such as “I don’t have enough money to continue buying electronic cigarettes.”
＊16% of people feel that they have lost their freedom from smoking e-cigarettes and hope to get rid of addiction. One respondent said: “I hate e-cigarettes. It controls my life.”
＊10% of people regard social communication as the main factor, such as “influencing my friendship”.
＊8% of students want to quit e-cigarettes because of poor grades: “My performance at school was affected by e-cigarettes… I have difficulty concentrating and paying attention.”
The research results highlight that young smokers believe that e-cigarettes affect their quality of life, so they participate in programs that can help them quit smoking because their addiction prevents them from living the life they want, which in turn affects their friendship and family relationships, physical and mental health and financial status.