Do you know you need to quit smoking but have just not managed to find a stop-smoking therapy that worked for you? Even though vaping with nicotine won’t help you beat the addiction to nicotine, NPR reported upon a large study that demonstrated that vaping with e-cigarettes beat out such nicotine replacement products as nicotine patches, gum, and mints.
A British study followed 900 smokers for a year and found that twice as many people managed to stay away from cigarettes when they vaped as did with more typical nicotine replacement products. If you’ve tried to quit smoking with typical therapies and failed, perhaps you should consider giving vaping a chance.
Why Did the British Study Vaping as Smoking-Cessation Therapy?
Peter Hajek serves Queen Mary University of London as a public health researcher, and he and colleagues conducted this study. They had heard plenty of stories about people who managed to quit or at least, reduce smoking via vaping. At the same time, Hajek knew that doctors would only suggest stop-smoking aids that were backed by scientific studies.
He was satisfied that his study showed how vaping technology can help to wean some people away from smoking by using what is generally considered a safer nicotine delivery system that still offers many of the same satisfaction as smoking.
In the study, after one year had passed:
- .About 10 percent managed to quit smoking with traditional nicotine replacement products
- About 18 percent stopped smoking completely by vaping.
- Typically, the success rate of people who try to quit smoking without assistance is only about three percent.
Hajek admitted that vaping still leaves people addicted to nicotine; however, it’s also possible to taper down by using increasingly lower percentages of nicotine in their juice. People who cannot entirely give up the habit can even buy 0-percent nicotine juice. He also says that their may be risks associated with inhaling even nicotine, but they are thought to be many times lower than inhaling cigarette smoke.