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As a health reporter, I hate covering flip-flopping studies like a March finding that electronic cigarettes don’t help smokers quit and a new British study finding that they do. Here’s the simple explanation for the conflicting findings: The first study that found e-cigarettes were useless for quitting did not look specifically at those who were actually trying to stop smoking -- while the more recent study finding did.
It surveyed 5,863 smokers between 2009 and 2014 who had made a serious attempt to quit over the past year using either e-cigarettes — which burn nicotine in a cartridge that’s inhaled as a vapor — or over-the-counter cessation aids like nicotine patches, gum or lozenges, or nothing at all to help them quit. The study found that e-cigarette users were 60 percent more likely to have been successful in their quitting efforts compared to those in the other two groups; the researchers took into account income level, nicotine dependence, and other differences between those who used e-cigarettes and those who didn’t.
originally posted by: lovebeck
I just recently purchased an E Cig set up and was doing really good with not using analog cigs...but then Idk what happened!
I am taking the advice from some of the other ATS members who've quit by using an E Cig and am going to purchase a stronger nicotine level liquid...I'm pretty sure that is what's making it difficult. My goal is to be analog cig free within 30 or so days.
Anyhow, this study gives me hope! I SO WANT TO QUIT SMOKING!