There has been a lot of talk among the vaping community of late as the FDA is trying their hardest to prove that e-cigarettes are just as harmful as smoking tobacco. As many of us vapers are ex-smokers, we know this is not the case. While nobody is saying that breathing nicotine in any form into the body is healthy, vaping is a far safer way to do this rather than smoke tobacco, as vaping eliminates thousands of known toxins in traditional cigarettes that cause cancer and other harmful conditions.
Well today we can be happy, because a study performed by UC San Diego discovered what we vapers already know… that e-cigarettes do indeed help people quit smoking. The number of smokers who quit successfully rose from 4.5% in 2014 to a whopping 5.6% just a year later.
The researchers say this increase is directly due to smokers switching from smoking tobacco to using e-cigarettes and other vape devices. Those who took part in the study had ceased cigarette smoking for a minimum of three months.
More than 160,000 people took part, so this is quite a large number, and plenty of subjects to determine if e-cigs are indeed a positive tool when it comes to quitting smoking.
The study also found that those who smoke e-cigarettes were more open to quitting altogether compared to tobacco users. A significant 65% of e-cig smokers said they would be attempting a full quit within a year, compared to just 41% of tobacco smokers.
The study also found that e-cigarette plays an important part in giving up tobacco. Those who give up using e-cigarettes have an 8.2% success rate compared with only 4.8% of those who do not use e-cigs.
It is very early to see if this study affects FDA regulations in the future, we will just have to wait and see. But it is further proof that e-cigarettes are a helpful tool for those who want to give up smoking.
Of course, more studies are necessary to determine just how effective e-cigarettes are regarding helping people quit smoking, and also if they cause health issues themselves. But it is common sense that steam has to be less harmful than smoke and we are confident vaping does not involve the same risks as tobacco smoking. Anything that brings down the smoking rate has to be a good thing in our mind.
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