With a variety of different radio interviews Dr Hilary Jones gave his opinion on the growing industry of electronic cigarettes and revealed that a stunning 83% of smokers do not want to give up the physical act of smoking regular tobacco cigarettes even though they are aware of the associated health risks.
In conjunction with the five-year anniversary of the smoking ban in England on July 1st, SKYCIG commissioned a survey that has revealed the number one reason why smokers enjoy the physical act of smoking is because it helps them cope with everyday hardships. The survey – compiled from 2,000 respondents from SKYCIG’s database – also revealed that the top five emotions that trigger a desire for a cigarette are anger, stress, anxiety, tiredness or sadness.
The live debate with the celebrity doctor was broadcasted on Capital FM, Siren FM and Rock FM. Dr Hilary Jones discussed the no smoking ban in the UK and how it affected the number of people who smoke overall, stating “Hundreds and thousands of people have stopped since the smoking ban…SKYCIG replaced 50 million traditional cigarettes with electronic cigarettes with their inception just 3 years ago” – Capital FM. The celebrity doctor further discussed the real reasons why people still smoke despite knowing the health implications by using tobacco cigarettes, stating “Stress, anxiety, and tiredness are reasons why people want an immediate fix, emotional factors get in the way of people wanting to quit.”
Finally, Dr Hilary Jones discussed the alternatives avaliable for people wanting to kick the habit, suggesting electronic cigarettes as the number one choice…“The physical act is the same as a normal cigarette however you don’t have the risk of heart disease or cancer in the future as you are not inhaling any of the other 4,000 toxic chemicals” – Siren FM.
Hilary’s reputation is second to none and SKYCIG are delighted he was able to take the time to highlight to the general public that electronic cigarettes can be a vital tool to beating tobacco. The SKYCIG community are lucky to have a GP like Hilary that everyone respects.