Last updated on November 20th, 2019
More Proof That E-Cigarettes Are a Smart Choice for Smokers
Can e-cigs help you quit smoking? In a controlled test at the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine at the University of Geneva in Switzerland, ex-smokers were given e-cigarettes to vape while other ex-smokers within the test group were allowed to choose any other method that would keep them from returning to their former smoking habits.
[pullquote align=”left|center|right” textalign=”left|center|right” width=”30%”]“E-cigarettes may contribute to relapse prevention in former smokers and smoking cessation in current smokers”. [/pullquote]
The results were impressive. After one year, only 6 percent of those given e-cigarettes relapsed back to smoking tobacco cigarettes entirely.
Even better news is that of those who used e-cigarettes, 46 percent had eliminated tobacco from their lives entirely by the end of one year.
What happened to those who tried other methods? That group experienced a whopping 88 percent relapse rate after only one month!
Every Study Counts
The official conclusion of this study was that “E-cigarettes may contribute to relapse prevention in former smokers and smoking cessation in current smokers.” In other words, e-cigarettes help people quit smoking.
Although the institute conducting the study admitted it was “exploratory”, it does confirm what we at E-Cigarette News and many vapers know already…that e-cigarettes are one of the most powerful smoking alternatives ever invented.
We believe they’re also the right choice for people who wish to become ex-smokers.
Despite what anti-e-cig groups and regulators say to foster their own agendas, there is already empirical evidence that e-cigarettes are a major gateway away from, not toward, smoking.
Of course, the choice is yours – choose a product the kills half the users, or one that has already been proven to be significantly safer.
In the light of so many self-serving political interest groups who choose not to look at the science, E-Cigarette News will continue to bring you the latest information about e-cigarette safety and efficacy.
[important]IMPORTANT UPDATE! A new study on the effectiveness of e-cigarettes challenges the negative views of some public health experts.[/important]The study led by Professor Robert West of the University of London's department of epidemiology and public health surveyed people who had stopped smoking in a 12-month period between July 2009 and February 2014. Those using e-cigarettes were around 60% more likely to quit than those using nicotine replacement therapy or just willpower.
What are your thoughts? Have e-cigs helped you or someone you know switch from tobacco cigarettes? Please share your success story by commenting below.