Respected Study Finds E-Cigs Can Help You Quit

It has long been known in the vaping community that e-cigarettes are a successful way to give up smoking tobacco, however the reputation of this global phenomenon has been further bolstered by the most recent study of their effects. Trusted authority Cochrane has released the findings of its electronic cigarette review, with conclusive evidence that these devices can have a positive effect on helping people quit. Let’s take a look at the results and why they are so significant for the industry.

E-Cigarettes Help Current Smokers Quit

Electronic cigarettes are almost exclusively marketed to current smokers, but opponents of this trend have often claimed that they are ineffective in helping users give up tobacco. However yet another study has helped to dispel this myth; Cochrane conducted randomized controlled trials of over 600 current smokers, and found that in the long term e-cigs do help a large number of people cut down or give up altogether smoking.

Some of the participants were given e-cigarettes with nicotine, whilst others received a placebo. Of the former, 9% were able to stop smoking altogether for a year, compared to 4% of the latter. Meanwhile, the number of participants who halved their consumption of traditional cigarettes as a result of using e-cigarettes was 36%, compared to 28%. Although a relatively small study, it has provided crucial evidence in favour of these devices as a smoking cessation aid.

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What Does it Mean?

To understand the significance of this particular study at a time when much research is being done into the effects of e-cigarettes, it’s helpful to get an overview of who Cochrane are and why they are so influential. This independent and non-for-profit research body is a global organisation, specialising in high-quality health information. As sceptics are constantly refuting evidence found by organizations, claiming they have been funded by tobacco companies and governments, this study is a trusted source of industry findings that should go a long way to dispelling the arguments of opponents.

Cochrane itself says that this study is part of an on-going process, and whilst there is still much to learn about e-cigarettes, this is reassuring news for smokers thinking of switching to vaping, as well as the existing vaping community. Giving up is never easy, but findings in recent months and years have all shown the positive effects that these devices can have, especially when compared to other methods such as going cold turkey or using nicotine patches.

If you’re thinking about cutting down on cigarettes or finally taking up an attempt to quit, vaping can make the transition a smooth one. Giving you a nicotine fix whilst reducing your exposure to the risks that tobacco poses from day one, they are becoming an increasing popular tool for smokers wanting to leave their habit behind.

There are still unknowns about any health benefits but they can definitely help you give up traditional smoking and if that is your goal that this might just be the answer for you.

This article is written by Kelly Gilmour Grassam, a freelance copywriter from Yorkshire. You can follow her on Twitter at @KellygGrassam. This article has been written with helpful information from Prestige Vaping