Does long term e-cigarette use help you quit smoking? A key study sheds light
According to a key study on 2,028 smokers in the USA, e-cigarettes do help smokers quit. The results of this study published in the Tobacco Control Journal, part of the British Medical Journals, showed that long-term e-cigarette users were more likely to quit smoking (42.4%) than those who attempted to quit without the use of e-cigarettes (15.6%). As one can see those who attempted to quit without e-cigarettes were very unlikely to succeed, with poor quit rates of 15.6%. Importantly, use of e-cigarettes as a cessation aid to stop smoking was better than other pharmacological alternatives available in the industry.
- Long term e-cigarette use, unlike short term e-cigarette use, aids smoking cessation.
- Use of e-cigarettes is more likely to aid in quitting smoking than other pharmacological alternatives one can purchase from pharmacies such as nicotine replacement patches
This is a redacted version highlighting the main talking points of a scientific study by Zhuang et al (2016) and published in the Tobacco Control Journal. If you wish to read the abstract or full study, kindly click here.