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Newsletter Feature on Smoking E-cigarettes February 2016

Stopping  Smoking ? There is something you need to know.
 
E-cigarettes 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 rates.
 
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.
 
While 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.
 

 

European legal expert, and advocate general to the European Court of Justice, Dr Juliane Kokott, warned in December that e-cigarettes may cause risks to human health and that they may even lead teenagers to go on to smoke tobacco.
 
The irony is, that stopping smoking is one of the main reasons adults use e-cigarettes, but on the whole the effect is less, not more, stopping.
Steven Bernstein of Yale School of Medicine, writing in a separate editorial published by The Lancet, said that despite concerns over the data and findings of the study, it did raise questions about the usefulness of e-cigarettes as an aid. 
 
The evidence from previously satisfied clients, who have stopped smoking demonstrates that Hypnotherapy can help many people to stop, this includes stopping the use of e-cigarettes too. If you are ready to stop, Hypnotherapy could help you.
 

To speak to someone about becoming someone who used to smoke, call Michelle on 07761773563