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Stop Smoking With E-Cigarettes? Is This True?

Posted by Alex L. on

Smokers are always looking for a new way to stop smoking, whether it is nicotine gum, patches, or even smoking the electronic cigarette. Researchers are now investigating whether or not using an electronic cigarette will really help smokers stop smoking altogether. Even after all of the research, studies are showing that nicotine patch users, and electronic cigarette smokers are only modestly successful.

What Did The Study Show About Smokers Trying To Quit?

Researchers in Auckland, New Zealand recruited individuals to determine whether or not the E-cigarette was going to assist in helping smokers quit. All of the participants were put into three random categories, and also give three different nicotine products to see just which product would have a better success rate.

  • Out of 290 people given nicotine E-cigarettes 7.3% were successful in stopping smoking.
  • Of the 290 people, only 5.8% were able to stop smoking using the nicotine patch.
  • 73 people were given E-cigarettes with a 4.1 % success rate. 

Out of all of the people, no one got ill or appeared to be sick. It is still undetermined about the purpose of where E-cigarettes are going to fit into the equation when it comes to tobacco control. More research is a must, because the benefits and the level of harm that E-cigarettes bring to the table needs to be reviewed more.

It is obvious researchers are on to something when it comes down to E-cigarettes and the benefits, but it will take quite a bit of time to gather information, data, and people do assist with research. Chris Bullen at theUniversity of Auckland presented all of this information at a conference of the European Respiratory Society in Barcelona, Spain. All of this information was provided by The Lancet.

Electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation: a randomised controlled trial: E-cigarettes, with or without nicotine, were modestly effective at helping smokers to quit, with similar achievement of abstinence as with nicotine patches, and few adverse events. Uncertainty exists about the place of e-cigarettes in tobacco control, and more research is urgently needed to clearly establish their overall benefits and harms at both individual and population levels. Read More >


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