If you’re one of those people who switched to e-cigarettes because you thought it would help you quit smoking, you’re in luck, it may actually do the trick.
While other reports have claimed e-cigs actually get in the way of those trying to quit, an observational study in England suggests they could actually aid in smoking cessation. The study noted that the increase in e-cigarette use in England has resulted in a more successful rate of people quitting.
But the study notes that if you do want to use e-cigs to quit, you need to go right to them and not try other methods. Researchers found that those who tried to quit with prescription nicotine replacement therapies first and then went to e-cigarettes were less likely to break the habit.
- Of course this is far from definitive proof, and the authors of the study insist more research is needed. And e-cigarettes aren’t exactly 100% safe. Those using them are still inhaling nicotine and other carcinogens into their lungs.
Source: New York Daily News