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The First Evidence That Electronic Cigarettes Help Quit Smoking
Jun 16, 2018

This may be the first generation of substantial evidence that electronic cigarettes help quit smoking

“Do e-cigarettes help smokers quit smoking or beautify a potentially unhealthy habit?” Public health experts are divided on this issue, but a new study shows for the first time that for some people, these devices may be better than The damage is greater.

The article published in the Addiction Behaviors magazine studied the pattern of cessation of smoking since the United States began implementing electronic cigarettes in 2010. Electronic cigarettes are devices that vaporize liquid nicotine instead of burning tobacco and making tar.

Researchers at Columbia University and Rutgers University analyzed data from the annual household survey for the past two years and analyzed two groups of people: current smokers and former smokers, who were in 2010. E-cigarettes are withdrawn before or before.

Of the approximately 15,500 adults studied by the researchers, those who said that they used electronic cigarettes everyday were more likely to quit ordinary cigarettes than those who said they had never tried electronic cigarettes. In fact, in the past five years, more than half of e-cigarette users have quit every day, and only 28% of those who have never tried to quit.

In other words, the single most powerful predictor of smoking cessation in the survey was the daily use of electronic cigarettes.

Daniel Giovenco, assistant professor of social and medical sciences at Columbia University School of Public Health and Mail and Daniel Giovenco, chief researcher, said: “Our results suggest that regular use of e-cigarettes may play an important role in the prevention of smoking cessation or relapse in some smokers. Based on previous observational studies, it was believed that e-cigarettes can help smokers quit smoking.A large study of 160,000 people over 15 years published in BMJ magazine last July showed that smoking with e-cigarettes Not only do they try to stop smoking more often, but they are more frequently successful (at least months) than those who do not use them.

Nevertheless, these studies are observational and have limitations. Because observational studies focus on changes in people and their behavior over time, it is difficult to determine whether other conflicting factors do not affect the results they study. It is also worth pointing out that the study did not address whether e-cigarettes would attract those who would otherwise not smoke.