A new poll is showing some promising numbers for the electronic cigarette user who is looking to quit smoking. While there is still no official word on e-cigs as smoking cessation devices, this new survey shows that the majority of people are using them as just that. The new Gallup poll shows that Americans are beginning to quit smoking at rates that are higher than we have seen in years.
In fact, in the last 10 years there has been a 12% decline in smoking among the group classified as young adults, aged 18 to 29. This sharp decline is something that analysts are immediately beginning to point to a correlation with the corresponding rise in e-cigarette use among the same age group. Back in November the Center for Disease Control released their data on the prevalence of cigarette smoking and vaping and they found a rise in e-cigarettes use …
As a smoker, you may look at a vape pen or an e-cigarette with equal amounts of curiosity and disdain. While you certainly have the right to smoke if you so choose, the evidence against the wisdom of continuing such a habit is slowly starting to stack up against you. Plus, public opinion seems to be slowly turning against the smoking crowd. You may examine the aforementioned vaping alternatives and wonder if they really can deliver the same nicotine fix while offering other advantages. Those who have been converted to vaping will almost certainly respond to that question with an overwhelming “YES!”
What Users Are Saying
Ask those who have recently switched over to vaping, and the answers as to why they did are likely to come at you fast and furious. Yet if you listen carefully, you’re likely to pick out a few common reasons from amongst the crowd. …
E-cigarettes Help Some Smokers Quit Cigarettes, Rutgers Study Finds
People who’ve recently stopped smoking are four times more likely to use e-cigarettes than current smokers
A new Rutgers-led study found that people who have quit smoking cigarettes within the last year are four times more likely than current smokers to use e-cigarettes daily.
The study, published recently in Nicotine & Tobacco Research, was conducted by Rutgers School of Public Health and the Schroeder Institute, the research arm of Truth Initiative, a national public health group.
“This is in line with other recent evidence that regular, daily e-cigarette use may help some smokers quit cigarettes,” said Cristine Delnevo, researcher at the School of Public Health and lead author of the study.
Electronic cigarettes, despite the fact that there are lingering questions in some people’s minds, are thought by many to be a potentially successful tool to quit smoking. One concern, however, is that using electronic cigarettes will create what is known as a “dual user,” in other words, a person who vapes and continues to smoke regular cigarettes. Some people are concerned that the dual use phenomenon is only proof that e-cigarettes don’t help users quit smoking, they only give people one more habit to have.
It’s not hard to see why people have a negative opinion of dual use in their minds. It was only a few months ago that the Center for Disease Control released a campaign, targeting e-cigarettes by attacking them for allowing smokers to become these so-called dual users. The CDC campaign focused on a young woman named Kristy, who began using e-cigarettes to stop smoking, but …
Public Health England(PHE) has recently published a research report finding that e-cigarettes are 95 percent less harmful than traditional smokes. The UK Department of Health sponsored the PHE study to cut through the misinformation and identify the real risks. They sought to answer important questions such as:
What is the relative harm of various nicotine products?
Are eCigarettes a gateway into smoking?
Are eCigarettes an effective tool for cutting down or quitting altogether?
One of the review’s independent authors Professor Ann McNeill from King’s College London commented that “E-cigarettes could be a game changer in public health, in particular by reducing the enormous health inequalities caused by smoking”.