New Studies Find Open System Vaping Offers Better Chance to Quit Smoking Than Cigalikes
For those of you that don’t know, open system vaping is a term used to differentiate the style of vaping that doesn’t include cigalikes and allows users to choose their own juice. If you are using anything from a simple Kanger Evod Starter Kit to a SMK Flagship with a Darkhorse RDA, you’re using open system vaping.
As providers of juice compatible with open system vaporizers, it’s a no-brainer for MBV to support this style of vaping. We also advocate an open technological system where all companies can contribute their innovations. More competition means better products. Better products means happier customers.
“Whether e-cigarette use is associated with quitting depends on type and frequency of use. Compared with respondents not using e-cigarettes, daily tank users were more likely, and non-daily cigalike users were less likely, to have quit.”
According to Sara Hitchman, a lecturer at King’s Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience who led the research, the study demonstrates that there is an “importance of distinguishing between different types of e-cigarettes and frequency of use when examining the association between e-cigarettes and quitting.”
The study was based off two surveys of around 1,500 smokers in the U.K., where data was gathered in December of 2012 and again one year later. Almost 28 percent of smokers who used refillable tanks every day gave up smoking, compared with 11 percent of smokers using cigalikes.
Importantly, the stipulation that smokers used their vaporizers every day was key to these findings. Quitting rates for non-daily users were substantially lower. Nonetheless, smokers who used open system vaping still performed better.
While this is promising research, there are still many more questions to answer. Hitchman stated:
“At this point we don’t know why people who use tank type e-cigarettes daily are more likely to have quit…Research suggests that tanks might deliver nicotine more effectively and perhaps be more satisfying … but there may also be other factors, including price and the ways that tanks allow the user to adapt the product.”
Whatever the reasons are, here at Mt. Baker Vapor we’re happy to be contributing to the continued dominance of open system vaping.
Something to think about:
Why do you think open system vaping has proven to be more effective than cigalikes at helping smokers quit?