According to a recently published study out of the UK, smokers who try vaping may end up becoming accidental quitters even if this was not their initial intention. The research team led by Dr. Caitlin Notley of the University of East Anglia asked a control group of 40 heavy smokers about their experiences with vaping. 17 percent admitted to switching from smoking accidentally after being offered a vaping device by a friend or on a whim. After initial use, they found that they liked the experience and continued experimenting before ultimately giving up smoking altogether.
The scientists suspect that there are many different reasons for these accidental quitters involving cultural, psychological, physical, social, and economic factors. Some participants claimed to have found the flavors of e-liquids used in vaping more enjoyable than conventional smoking. Others discovered that vaping is simply cheaper and more convenient than smoking.