Global adult smokers that had select opinions on the harmfulness of vaping as of 2017

This statistic displays the percentage of adult smokers in select countries worldwide who believed that e-cigarettes and vaping devices were more or less harmful than smoking regular cigarettes as of 2017. According to the data, among respondents in India, 40 percent believed e-cigarettes were more harmful than regular cigarettes. Comparatively, just 5 percent of respondents in Japan had the same opinion.

Percentage of adult smokers worldwide who believed e-cigarettes were more or less harmful than smoking regular cigarettes as of 2017, by country

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Sources

Release date

March 2018

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

October to November 2017

Number of respondents

Approximately 17,000

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Smokers

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview, online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "Do you think smoking e-cigarettes and vaping devices is more or less harmful than smoking regular cigarettes?"

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