A recent study conducted in the USA, New Zealand, Australia and the UK shows that 68% of those who tried smoking, at one point, become daily smokers.
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. It’s the first time when experimenting with cigarettes is linked to becoming a smoker on such a large scale. 215000 people were included in 8 surveys that were done in 16 years. It has been proven that the rate of becoming a smoker after experiencing smoking for the first time is higher than expected.
There is still good news that shows a reduction of smoking in the last few years for people who live in the UK. In 2010 almost 20% of people smoke in the UK, and in 2017 that number shrunk to 19.3%.
While there are some opinions regarding the outcome of the study, even the authors agree that on some points the research has some limitations.