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Quitting smoking takes a lot of will and perseverance. Die-hard smokers know what hard it is to let go of the most common vice. Non-smokers cannot even come close to understand that smoking goes beyond physical addiction and that it takes a super-human strength to let it go.
The internet is oversaturated with tips and tricks on how to quit smoking. One of those tricks was the e-cigarette that presumably is a healthy way to quit smoking. Recent studies reveal that E-cigarettes do not help smokers quit or even reduce smoking normal cigarettes.
The study involved self-reports from 949 smokers of which 88 smoked E-cigarettes at the beginning of study. The researchers wanted to see if the e-cigarette will help the subjects quit smoking or reduce the consumption at the end of the study.
Researchers concluded that e-cigarettes do not help smokers quit normal cigarettes. Whether e-cigarettes are a healthier alternative to nicotine cigarettes is still debated by health people. E-cigarettes do not contain tobacco and some say it’s better than real cigarettes but the major concern is that e-cigarettes are relatively new on the market and there aren’t many studies about any real health dangers they might cause.
E-Cigarettes Do Not Help Smokers Quit – a different study shows
This is not the first study that says e-cigarettes do not help smokers quit normal cigarettes. A different study revealed that teenagers who use e-cigarettes are more likely to start smoking other tobacco cigarettes and products. The study didn’t necessarily confirm that e-cigarettes made adolescents smoke real cigarettes but it showed that it was not a deterrent either.
Dr. Mitchell Katz wrote: “Unfortunately, the evidence on whether e-cigarettes help smokers to quit is contradictory and inconclusive. [The researchers] increase the weight of evidence indicating that e-cigarettes are not associated with higher rates of smoking cessation.”