Study Reveals Surprising Consequences Of Trying A Single Cigarette

Taking just one drag of a cigarette is enough to get you hooked a study at Queen Mary University of London has found after analysing the smoking habits of more than 215,000 people

LONDON-At least two-thirds of those who try cigarettes go on to become daily smokers, even if only temporarily, research suggests.

Lead researcher Prof Peter Hajek, from Queen Mary University of London, said it was the first time the link between trying a first cigarette and becoming a regular smoker had been documented in such a large set of data.

While it is natural to see some variation between surveys, it is interesting to note that United Kingdom respondents were consistently more likely to say they developed a habit compared to those from the other three countries.

It was shown that 60.3 percent of respondents had ever tried a cigarette, with an estimated 68.9 percent of these progressing to daily smoking.

Meanwhile around 2.9 million people in the United Kingdom were e-cigarette users in 2016, it said.

The findings, published in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research, provides strong support for prioritising efforts to reduce cigarette experimentation among adolescents.

Linda Bauld, professor of health policy at the University of Stirling, said the study highlighted the importance of preventing smoking in the first place. They only adverted that the results are limited because the individuals answered based on self-reported information.

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There is typically an air of optimism that comes with the start of the new year that inspires people to make changes in their lives. In 2010 nearly 20% of people smoke in the United Kingdom, and in 2017 that number shrunk to 19.3%.

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In a city where, according to medical experts, every resident unwilling ends up smoking close to 45 cigarettes daily due to extremely high pollution levels in winter months, smokers are especially vulnerable to heart and lung-related diseases caused by consumption of tobacco products.

In 2016, 15.5% of the adults from the United Kingdom smoked, down from 19.9% in 2010, according to the office for National Statistics.

Likewise, 25.8 percent of young people between 18 and 24 years old smoked in 2010.

For Deborah Arnott, the chief executive of the charity Action on Smoking and Health, the government can do much more than what's doing right now. Looking into the current record, Britain has become one of the leading countries in tobacco control, Steve Brine, the Public health minister said.

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