The vaping revolution brought about by the popularization of the e-Cigarette has rapidly taken consumers by storm, making headlines across the world.
From the introduction of professional vaping competitions, to the scarring news stories about e-cig units exploding, the e-cigarette industry hasn’t exactly had the best image.
However, research coming out of the UK has the potential health benefits of the rise of e-Cigarettes.
According to The Independent, researchers from the University College London, in conjunction with Cancer Research UK, found that
“18,000 people in England became “long-term ex-smokers” in 2015 as a result of taking up vaping.”
Analyzing the entirety of the data retrieved from the Smoking Toolkit and the English National Health Service, the study calculated the effectiveness of the using of e-Cigarretes to quit cigarettes:
“The prevalence of quit attempts in each quarter was calculated as the number of respondents who reported having made one or more quit attempts in the past 12 months divided by the number of past year smokers. The success rate in each quarter was calculated as the number of respondents reporting that they were still not smoking divided by the number reporting having made a quit attempt.”
The study, despite not seeing a clear association between the prevalence of e-Cigarettes and the rate of quit attempts, had seen a positive reaction within the sample population who participated, with the study stating:
“Changes in prevalence of e-cigarette use in England have been positively associated with the success rates of quit attempts. No clear association has been found between e-cigarette use and the rate of quit attempts or the use of other quitting aids, except for NRT obtained on prescription, where the association has been negative.”
The United States Surgeon General disagrees with the European perspective on the influence of the e-Cigarette.
At the end of the day, vaping makes you look stupid and you shouldn’t smoke to begin with. Protect yourself beloved.