According to a few of the main UK newspapers a survey has been conducted on the vape habits in the UK.
- The Daily Star – https://www.dailystar.co.uk/health/london-nation-biggest-vapers-smoking-27418624.
- The Sun – https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/19118372/uk-city-with-the-biggest-vapers-revealed/.
The survey was conducted by “OnePoll” by the Vuse (was Vype) vape brand and it questioned 500 vapers over 18 in the UK during June 2022.
An interactive “clickable” map is here on this link – click on the locations for more details – a Non interactive version is below!
Where Is The Vape Capital Of The UK?
Not surprisingly it is London! Apparently vapers there get through an average of 9 bottles of e-liquid a week. But the size of those bottles is not specified?
Also Londoners spent an average of £48 a month on e-liquid – with Tobacco, Mango and Fruit flavours being the most popular.
The West Midlands is the area which uses the most Disposable Vapes with 84% of vapers in this area having tried them.
The poll recorded that 41% of respondents see vaping as less risky than smoking. 37% prefer to vape as it smells nice than smoking and 36% consider vaping to be cheaper.
The top 10 of popular flavours in the UK are…
- Mint Tobacco
The interactive map breaks down into several regions with further information which I will cover below…
The following images are courtesy of SWNS Digital.
According to the survey results the Scots prefer Tobacco, Mint and Vanilla vape flavours and around 37% will buy their supplies online.
In the North East the flavours preferred are Tobacco, Mint and “Neutral”. I have no idea what a Neutral flavour is.
Over half of these vapers like to buy their e-liquid online.
In this region they are very fruity! The preferred flavours are Strawberry, Berry and Cherry.
There are less online purchases as 59% buy their supplies in person.
Yorkshire vapers have a mixed palette with Mint Tobacco, Apple and Tobacco flavours dominating.
There is an even split between those who purchase from shops and online.
The East Midlanders favour Berry, Mint and Tobacco vapes and there again is a pretty even split between buying online or in shops.
Now we are on to my neck of the woods and apparently we like Mint, Strawberry and Melon flavours the most.
A lot more people buy online than in shops for some reason? I know locally parking and access to stores in the car are an issue – so perhaps that is why? Especially in the large city centres such as Birmingham and Wolverhampton.
Also there are some rural areas which are quite isolated which may not have access to many vape stores.
Well the Welsh are fond of traditional flavours like Tobacco or Mint but are also partial to a bit of peach.
The split between online and shop purchases is again even.
The residents of East Anglia prefer a sweeter vibe, with Cherry, Strawberry and Caramel being their favourites.
Double the amount of people buy online compared to in person.
Tobacco is the most popular flavour with those in the capital, followed by Mint and my least favourite Mango.
More people visit vape stores for their supplies than buy online. I suppose there will be a lot more stores to choose from.
Vapers here are another fruity bunch with Strawberry, Berry and Vanilla topping the charts.
A surprisingly high percentage of people (55%) buy their supplies in person from a store!
The south seems to be a haven for fruit based vapers with the Cherry and Berry flavours being prominent. Again there is mention of “Neutral” – which I haven’t a clue about?
Also like the South East a large proportion buy from shops rather than online.
The vapers here have a mixed palette including Strawberry, Tobacco and Fruit Mint flavours.
An equal split is recorded between buying in store and online.
According to the survey the top flavours for the UK are Strawberry, Berry and Mint.
Yet again proving that “Flavours Matter” to vapers.
Also a statistic which is close to home for me is that 2 in 5 vapers stick to the same flavour. I am totally in that group!
As to the numbers of people buying online rather than in store, I assume that depends on the availability of vendors in that particular area. In Shropshire for instance the larger towns are awash with vape stores, but when you go further out into rural areas buying online is a better option.
I have tried to find more details on the Vuse website – but there is nothing at the moment!
Do you agree with the findings? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!