Stopping Smoking ? There is something you need
may not help you quit: Smokers using vapers are 28% less likely to ditch
traditional cigarettes, So says the medical correspondent Ben Spencer who
reported on the medical study published this year in the Lancet.
The study has concluded E-cigarettes do not help smokers to quit tobacco.
These findings are contrary to leading health officials in England, who
have repeatedly insisted that e-cigarettes are a key tool to reduce smoking
The study which was a systematic review of all available data on the
issue, is the largest to date, and evaluated whether e-cigarettes assist
smokers in quitting cigarettes.
Published in the Lancet Respiratory Medicine journal, it concluded that
e-cigarettes do not help smokers quit, and should not be recommended for that
purpose until there is solid proof that they do.
Beware that there are plans to prescribe e-cigarettes as a stop-smoking
aid and recently the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
approved the first vaping device for medical use.
E-cigarettes contain a liquid form of nicotine that is heated into
vapour to be inhaled, avoiding the harm caused by tobacco smoke.
there is little doubt that an e-cigarette is less dangerous than a conventional
cigarette, the most dangerous thing about e-cigarettes is that many keep
smoking conventional cigarettes too.