Ever since studies have shown that cigarettes are vicious killers that cause all types of cancers, people have try to find a way to get their nicotine fix and give up the nasty habit of smoking. Many new medical discoveries, such as a new drug that targets an aggressive form of lung cancer are bringing hope and joy to people everywhere, and if you’re still a smoker, then you’ve most likely thought about ways to quit or replace the cigarettes. E-cigarettes have been the latest craze in the field of nicotine replacement therapy, but a new study reveals that e-cigarettes do not reduce cigarette consumption, as many people have hope they would.
E-cigarettes Do Not Reduce Cigarette Consumption
A new study published in the JAMA Internal Medicine Journal has revealed that e-cigarettes do not reduce cigarette consumption, as it was predicted and hoped. There are many controversies that surround electronic cigarettes and one of them was just this: would smoking e-cigarettes reduce the number or real cigarettes smoked? The new study says it doesn’t, because e-cigarettes aren’t a smoking cessation tool, but another device that delivers nicotine to the body.
In this new study that has shown that e-cigarettes do not reduce cigarette consumption researchers have surveyed around 1,000 smokers and have asked them questions such as: if and when they intend to quit smoking, how many a day they smoke and whether or not they had used e-cigarettes in the recent past. The conclusion was startling: smokers who used e-cigarettes weren’t more successful than those who smoke tobacco cigarettes in quitting smoking.
Almost 14% of the people who participated in the study did manage to quit smoking, but very few of those who did succeeded thanks to the e-cigarettes.
Are you a smoker? Have you ever tried to quit smoking? Did you succeed? Have you ever used e-cigarettes? What are your thoughts on the fact that e-cigarettes do not reduce cigarette consumption? Tell us your thoughts in the comment section below.