Prof Hajek added that it doesn't seem to be the case that e-cigarettes are as addictive as conventional cigarettes.More news: Mark Wahlberg Profits Off Kevin Spacey Scandal
The experts believed that the research might have been skewed because people who smoked were less likely to respond the surveys than those who didn't smoke. He also stated that this is the first time where the link between trying the first cigarette and becoming a regular smoker presented in a large data set.
Combined, the surveys (three from the United States, three from the UK, one from Australia, and one from New Zealand) included responses from more than 216,000 individuals who had been selected at random to provide a representative sample of the general adult population of the countries involved.
According to the scientists, this study highlights how important is to prevent people from smoking the very first cigarette. Of the 215,000 respondents, the team calculated that 60.3 percent said they had tried a cigarette - and an estimated 68.9 percent of those went on to develop a daily habit.
"People need to be sensitised about the discomfort caused to others while they are smoking in public areas". During the same period, 19.3% of 18-to-24-year-olds used to smoke compared to 25.8% in 2010.More news: All signs point to Matt Patricia becoming next Giants head coach
Max Birge et al, What proportion of people who try one cigarette become daily smokers?
Across the United Kingdom, more men are smokers than women - with men smoking an average of 12 cigarettes a day, one more than their female counterparts.
In 2016, 15.5% of the adults from the United Kingdom smoked, down from 19.9% in 2010, according to the office for National Statistics.
However, Deborah Arnott, chief executive of the charity Action on Smoking and Health stated that government now should come up with strict regulation om tobacco sales.More news: CES 2018: Kia Niro EV blows audience with its range claims
Steve Brine said that smoking in Britain is at an "all-time low".