Vaping as a Smoking Cessation Tool?
- Among smokers who have attempted to stop without professional support, those who use e-cigarettes are [95%] more likely to report continued abstinence than those who used a licensed NRT (Nicotine Replacement Therapies) products.
- The complete cessation rate acquired by vaping is 7%-13%
- Nicotine is not the harmful ingredient in tobacco; it is the additives in cigarettes that are harmful.
- Jonathan Foulds, professor of public health sciences and psychiatry at Penn State College of Medicine, found that E-cigarettes appear to be less addictive than tobacco cigarettes.
- Electronic cigarettes are proving more attractive to smokers than NRT while providing them with a safer alternative to cigarettes.
- The number of children and young people regularly using electronic cigarettes remains very low and their use is almost entirely amongst those who are current or ex-smokers.
- The level of nicotine present in electronic cigarette vapor is about one tenth of that generated by a cigarette.
- An international survey shows that 72% of users believed that electronic cigarettes were beneficial in reducing cravings and withdrawal symptoms.
- 92% of smokers claimed that e cig can reduce the number of conventional cigarette that they smoke.
- A feature of electronic cigarettes that apparently lends to their effectiveness is an ability to provide an approximation to the superficial aspects of the experience of smoking.