Electronic cigarettes help you quit smoking – New study reveals

Electronic Cigarettes will help you quit smoking says new study.

 

A new study of almost 6,000 smokers over five years has shown that the use of electronic cigarettes will help you quit smoking.  Smokers are 60 percent more likely to successfully quit smoking if they use electronic cigarettes vs. other nicotine products such as patches and gums, or cold turkey.

This finding shows that electronic cigarettes will reduce tobacco related deaths and illnesses dramatically when used by cigarette smokers looking to stop the tobacco habit.  The use of electronic cigarettes will reduce lung cancer and other chronic respiratory diseases, and will reduce cardiovascular diseases, which is the number one killer in the world.   People who quit smoking will reduce their chances of cardiovascular disease in half within one year of quitting smoking.  Within five years of quitting smoking, the risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, and bladder.  Within 2-5 years of quitting smoking the risk of stroke is reduced to that of a non-smoker.

Robert West of University College London’s epidemiology and public health department stated: “E-cigarettes could substantially improve public health because of their widespread appeal and the huge health gains associated with stopping smoking,”  It was Robert who lead this study.

This huge 5 year study surveyed 5,863 smokers between 2009 and 2014 who have tried to quit smoking.  Of those smokers, 20% of these successfully quit smoking with the aid of e-cigarettes compared with 10.1% of those using traditional nicotine replacements such as patches and gums.

Those against electronic cigarettes point to lack of long-term scientific evidence to show the safety of these devices, and also worry that e-cigarette use will become a more accepted practice, after spending many years reducing the use of traditional tobacco cigarettes.   West agreed that the long term results are not there, however urges people to weigh them against the strong evidence we have on the harmful effects of tobacco smoke.  He stated: “It’s not clear whether long-term use of e-cigarettes carries health risks, but from what is known about the contents of the vapour these will be much less than from smoking”.

Tobacco smoking kills half of the people who do it, and kills an estimated six million people each year, according to the World Heath Organization.

 

13 thoughts on “Electronic cigarettes help you quit smoking – New study reveals

  1. I smoked for nearly 52 years. The advent of the E cigarette literally saved my life. Have not used tobacco for over four months. Will never smoke again!

  2. Having had to give up tobacco 18mths ago due to heart attack, I can thoroughly recommend the Canadian E Cig, when the desire to have a puff arises I have 2 or 3 puffs of the ecig and the craving dis-appears, good on the guys who invented this product you have helped myself and many others I know, my favourite is the Coffee cartridge
    Regards
    Geoff

  3. I had major lung surgery in January 2012. Was told I had 2 to 5 years to live if I didn’t stop smoking traditional cigarettes. I starting using e cigs while in the hospital and have never looked back or as far as analog cigarettes and also never felt better since quiting smoking and using e cigarettes only. My doctor’s have said lung function is much better and told me to keep doing whatever I was doing. That is my testimony on why I think e cigarettes should all have positive effects rather some trying to stop them from being sold. After 40 years of smoking 3 packs a day to enjoying my diy menthol vapor only and saving my life. No way will I ever smoke analog cigarettes again. Don’t smoke and die just vape your favorite e juice and live.

  4. 1 month on e-cigs -went from ~1 pack a day (45+ years) to 5 cigarettes (still have the same pack from a month ago).
    Gums and patches just didn’t do it. Nicotine in the digestive system was upsetting, and the patch at night made sleeping into a ‘nightmare’, -so e-cigs are a great alternative to smoking!

  5. Ecigs are the best alternative that was ever made to regular cigs. I had asthma
    and since I changed to ecigs it has totally gone away. No mess No smell No
    dirty walls from ecigs , I tried all other methods to stop and they just made me sick.
    Doctors need to stand behind ecigs all the way to help patients quit with no withdrawal problems. Ecigs are Best ever to help you quit.

  6. I have no immediate health concerns. That I know of. As of two weeks ago, I had been a smoker for 25 ars. I quit for myself. It kinda feels like I’cheating cause it’s not that hard at at all. No word of a lie. All the best, for those who do.

  7. I was wondering if I could have access to this study for further interpretations.. it seems really interesting and insightful into the whole e-cigarette debate.

  8. I have been smoking e-cig`s for 2 years now.I have asthma and before smoking e-cigs I had 1 hell of a cough and shortness of breath,Now that I smoke e-ceg`s the cough and shortness of breath has decreased dramaticly and I am also to ride my bike 3 to 7 miles a day.I am 62 years old smoked 50 years thought i never quit but then came e-cigs i figured what the hell give it a try I WENT COLD TURKEY and haven`t touched a cig sense thanks to e-cigs maybe I added extra years to my life I would hope I know for sure I feel better and stronger and my Doctor says he can see it in my face the wrinkles are fading and my heart is getting stronger and my breathing is much stronger on the breathing meter. GOOD LUCK TO ALL MY E-CIG FRIENDS.

  9. It’s been 8 months since I purchased my pv an I have not used a traditional cig since , I was a smoker for 23 years an I find it very disconcerning that government’s
    are trying to ban vaping when it’s the only product on the market that works…… VAPING SAVES LIVES…..

  10. I stopped smoking 12 mos ago after 36 yrs using the e-cigarettes. I now use no nicotine, but continue to vape. The e-cigarettes saved my life. My lung function improved, no more asthma, no more breathing trmts or rescue inhalers needed. Nothing worked before to help me quit smoking. Please government officials, please see how these really work to get people off cigarettes. Nicotine is not tobacco.

  11. I was a 35 year…pack a day (sometimes more) smoker….even when I had the flu I still had the need to choke down a couple of puffs just to get that nicotine……two weeks ago my Brother gave me a top of the line Vape Cig starter kit and since the first puff I have not bought a pack of smokes!!!…..Iam BLOWN AWAY!!!! how Iam handling this…..no cravings….at all….I know my nicotine intake is less and I plan on lowering to 12mg soon……Iam a single Mother with severe Reumatoid Arthritis…..the money I have saved just these past 2 weeks….over $150 as well as my health issues………Iam so thankful for my brother introducing me to it and would recommend 150%!!!!! to all.

  12. A month and a half ago I started vaping on E cigarettes and there is a few things I did notice and that is for one I do not Cough anymore like I used to ,my nose for smelling is enhanced. it’s coming back to me and I purposely for myself actually Puff on a cigarette but do not inhale just to get the taste and I cannot stand actually cigarettes anymore

  13. I Love smoking. I really do. Its a time to take a break. I go in my garage, light up a vanilla dipped cigarillo, and just enjoy the peace and quiet for 10 minutes or so. I figured I don’t smoke enough to be “all that bad” for me.

    My tipping point was one morning, I started coughing. I coughed so hard I felt like I was going to be sick. I coughed a lump of (what my friends would later jokingly refer to as lung-butter) sludge.
    That was literally the moment I knew something had to change.
    I am married and have two young children. Smoking was killing me.
    I was a half pack a day smoker for 16 years. Because I am generally active I never noticed the toll it was taking on my body. I would get a pain here, or an ache there, maybe sometimes my throat hurt a bit, but it would generally go away within a few days. This cough though. It started the first day and happened every morning since.

    I asked around and found that Vaping seemed to be working for some people, but others said “just go cold turkey”.

    I didn’t want to quit, but I knew I had to. It was like giving up an old friend who you had fun with, but you’d always wind up with in the back of a squad car.

    Enter Vaping. This is a really short end to this story:
    Nautilus, TC40W, French Vanilla (6mg).

    Have not touched a cig since I got that kit.

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