For all the criticism thrown at e-cigarettes of late, they do have one redeeming quality: They might be a powerful way to help people quit nicotine altogether. A new British study found that e-cigarettes were nearly twice as successful as nicotine patches or gum for smoking cessation, reports the New York Times. Over the course of one year, researchers followed 886 smokers separated into two camps–an e-cigarette test group vs. those who relied on traditional nicotine replacement therapies. All received at least four weekly counseling sessions that guided them in their smoking efforts. The results found that 18% of those in the e-cigarette test group … Continue reading E-cigarettes are a better way to quit smoking than patches, gum
Is there such thing as “vape smoke”? If you’ve been vaping for a while, you’ve probably had a lot of people asking for information about that “vape smoke” you are exhaling. Some might be concerned about its effect on health, or even if it’s the second hand vapor is dangerous. And some might just be curious. You might have also heard the terms “vapor smoke” or “smoking vapor.” While there are a lot of visual similarities between smoke and vapor, the truth is that they’re vastly different in essence. Let’s start by taking a look at the definitions of smoke and vapor. Definition … Continue reading Vapor vs. Smoke: What’s the Real Difference?
Large clinical trial finds “no adverse health impact”, adding weight to previous research. A new study has provided further evidence that vaping has no harmful implications for health, at least in the short to medium term. Carried out for Fontem Ventures, an Imperial Brands subsidiary that manufactures the Blu closed-system e-cigarette, the experiment involved a large group of smokers who volunteered to use a reduced risk product. Scientists tested for short and longer-term effects The clinical trial followed more than 200 volunteers who switched from smoking to an e-cigarette and used it continuously for two years; during this period they were monitored continuously for … Continue reading New study finds no health risks in 2-year vapers
A new study by the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, indicated that despite the promising results obtained in clinical trials, smoking cessation medications alone are not enough to help smokers quit. “Thirty four percent of people who are trying to quit smoking use pharmaceutical aids and yet most are not successful,” said senior study author John P. Pierce, PhD, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at UC San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center. “The results of randomized trials that tested these interventional drugs showed the promise of doubling cessation rates, but that … Continue reading Latest study: Drugs alone will not help smokers quit
The day has finally come. Vapers and e-cigarette users can rejoice. The proof of what vaping advocates have long championed as the main benefit of e-cigarettes – that they are effective quit smoking tools – has arrived. Science! A new study from UC San Diego has found that the smoking cessation rate increased from 4.5 percent in 2014 to 5.6 percent in 2015. Researchers attribute the growth to smokers switching from traditional tobacco products to e-cigarettes and not going back. Publicity campaigns encouraging smoking cessation were also said to have affected the increase of people quitting. The study surveyed over 160,000 people to determine whether or … Continue reading California Study Proves Vaping Helps Smokers Quit