E-cigs May Reduce Smoking— According to A Study, E-cig Use Might Upturn Quit Attempts
E-cigarettes are becoming increasingly popular among smokers. Most people no longer take up traditional forms and seems like business is booming for electronic cigarette merchant account holders. Business aside; let’s talk health. According to a study by Hollings Cancer Center, the use of e-cigs—which are an electronic delivery of nicotine—may gradually help addicts quit smoking.
The research depicted that smokers who embrace e-cigarettes often smoke less, a habit that progressively increases the number of times one attempts to quit the practice.
Matthew Carpenter, a tobacco addiction and control expert at the Medical University of South Carolina explains that combustible cigs produce a more harmful form of nicotine. On the other hand, it’s delivery through electronic cigs significantly reduces harm and exposure to cancer and smoking-related diseases.
In the preliminary study sponsored by National Institutes of Health, Matthew assessed e-cigs’ consumption rates, preference of product, exposure to nicotine and changes caused by smoking habits.A sample size of 68 smokers was evaluated where 46 subjects were randomized to smoke e-cigs at their own will while 22 others were randomized as the control group.
Subjects in the e-cig group were assigned devices with either high or low level of nicotine. All of them were then monitored over a span of 4 months.
The results pointed out that when smokers were at free will to use e-cigarettes without any confining rules, their uptake increased and most participants even went ahead to buy their own. The implication here is that e-cigs may have presented smokers a seemly alternative to combustible cigs.
Participants who used e-cigs smoked less often and were more prone to quitting as compared to the ones in the control group.
People smoking e-cigarettes throughout the study consumed approximately 37% fewer cigarettes which is a clear sign they are a useful tool in helping addicts quit and a product worth shifting to. And because smoking is the number one cause of cancer, who wouldn’t advocate for control measures?
The findings of the above research concur with other studies outside the United States. The bottom line is; doing away with combustible nicotine takes us closer to solving our problems.
Electronic Payment expert, Blair Thomas, co-founded eMerchantBroker in 2010. His passions include writing/producing music and travel. eMerchantBroker is America’s No.1 electronic cigarette merchant account Company serving both traditional and high-risk merchants.