The researchers searched the Global Health Data Exchange for relevant surveys that included questions about ever trying a cigarette and ever smoking daily.
The researchers found that more than half of the respondents (60%) had tried a cigarette and 69% of these people went on to smoking daily for some time.
While cigarette smoking has been declining in the past few years, the FDA said the habit is still responsible for the leading causes of preventable death in the US, which includes lung cancer and heart disease.
It is no secret that cigarettes are highly addictive.
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According to the scientists, this study highlights how important is to prevent people from smoking the very first cigarette.
The research team also noted that it's possible current smokers were less likely to take part in this survey than non or past smokers: A great part of the homeless population smokes and people with mental health problems, who are less likely to answer surveys.
"In places like Madison County, Indiana, where there are lots of smokers who go into gas stations and convenience stores every day to buy their cigarettes", says Zeller. But, he added, "I think even if you assume there is a recall issue and other things, you are talking about more than a 50% [conversion rate from trying a cigarette to daily smoking]". Among them, almost 68.9% reported that they had progressed to smoking daily.
In 2016, 15.5% of adults from the United Kingdom smoked - about 7.6 million people - according to the Office for National Statistics, down from 19.9% in 2010. But while on one side public and retailers are supporting the introduction of licensing for tobacco, on the other side the government refusing to introduce this.
"Britain is a world leader in tobacco control, and thanks to our tough action smoking rates in England are at an all-time low", Steve Brine said.
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