Just 'trying' out a cigarette can make you a daily smoker

Posted January 11, 2018

The study, compiled by researchers in London, found that if you smoke even a single cigarette, you're depressingly likely to go through a serious smoking phase.

Researchers found that just over 60% of adults said they had tried a cigarette at some point in their lives, with nearly 69% of those noting that they had, at least for a period, gone on to smoke cigarettes daily.

Caught unawares by the drive launched by the Delhi Police, many people who were smoking casually at market places, bus stands, metro stations in South Delhi had to shell out Rs 200 for smoking in a public place.

The team calculated that overall 60.3% of respondents had said they had ever tried a cigarette in their life, and among those, an estimated 68.9% said they had progressed to daily smoking.

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

Despite the fact that there have been studies claiming that Americans of all ages are starting to replace conventional cigarettes by vaporizers, a large number of people still prefer to smoke the first option. A meta analysis of representative surveys., Nicotine & Tobacco Research (2017).

The study was concentrated on revealing just how addictive smoking can be, and how it can turn into a habit even for those people who only smoke occasionally or just once.

He points out that the conversion rate from "first time smoker" to "daily smoker" is very high, and thus, the study confirms the importance of preventing cigarette experimentation in the first place.

According to the Office for National Statistics, 19.9 percent of British adults smoked ordinary cigarettes in 2010.

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.

Steve Brine, public health minister, added, "Britain is a world leader in tobacco control, and thanks to our tough action smoking rates in England are at an all-time low".