A study was recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine which showed that vaping is about twice as effective as nicotine replacement therapies for smoking cessation.
The study was done in the United Kingdom and was funded by their National Institute of Health. It shows that vaping really helps people quit smoking as opposed to the Big Pharmaceutical company offerings.
Studies show that new vapers have a 18% success rate of quitting combustible cigarettes in comparison to 9.9% success rate for nicotine patches and gums.
All successes had to have a 1 year abstinence from cigarettes to be considered a successful abstinence of smoking cigarettes.
The study was conducted from May 2015 to February 2018. The study was done with middle aged smokers who smoked about a half a pack of cigarettes a day. The participants were given a vape device with a refillable tank and 18mg of tobacco flavored e-liquid. They were given a selection of options of nicotine replacement devices or e-cigarettes and were given 3 months
From the group of people that didn’t quit cigarettes, results showed that it had reduced their cigarette consumption by at least 50%.
The study was conducted with a total of 886 participants. For more information, you can look at the details of the study at the New England Journal of Medicine.