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Medical Study: Smokers Switching To E-Cigarettes Unlikely To Go Back
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Medical Study: Smokers Switching To E-Cigarettes
Unlikely To Go Back


Reported by Guy Bentley

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Smokers who successfully quit using e-cigarettes are far less likely to relapse and pick up tobacco, according to a new study.

Published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), the study examined vapers– smokers and those who do both for a period of two years and wanted to see how effective e-cigarettes were in keeping people off cigarettes.

“This study is useful for limited purposes,” said Siegel. “It does not provide information on the magnitude of the effectiveness of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation because it does not compare smokers who are randomized to receive e-cigarettes vs. smokers who are randomized to an alternative cessation approach (or to usual care).

“What it does demonstrate is that the rate of recidivism back to cigarette smoking is relatively low among vapers. In other words, if a person is successful in quitting smoking using e-cigarettes, there is a very good chance that he or she will be able to maintain their status as an ex-smoker. Moreover, the chances of a vaper being a smoker two years later are much lower than the chances of a smoker continuing to smoke two years later.”

The big public health takeaway for Siegel is that if a smoker successfully switches from smoking to vaping, there is a very strong chance they will remain an ex-smoker.
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I smoked for 30 years. The thought of putting a cigarette in my mouth now makes me want to vomit. I cant imaging going back to that. They taste terrible and they smell terrible.
“Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times.”  - Mark Twain
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