160,000 people where surveyed for this study
Electronic cigarettes do help people to quit smoking, according to a new study that will help to settle the debate over the health risks and benefits of using a e-cig.
For the study, researches analyzed survey data from over 160,000 people spanning the course of 15 years. They found that smokers that used a e-cig where able to quit (for a period of 3 months) where smokers who did not use e-cigs where less successful. the results of this study where published in the BMJ journal.
E-cigarettes vaporize liquid nicotine, so they deliver the drug directly instead of burning tobacco and creating tar along with the carbon monoxide, which has cancer causing chemicals. as the use of e-cigs becomes more popular, there has been a lot of debate over the use of them. Some say that they are healthier than smoking. but other argue the appeal can lure nonsmokers into trying nicotine.
Even if they are “healthier” than smoking, e-cigs still aren’t 100% safe. Cancer causing chemicals have been found in some e-liquid, and still might increase your risk of heart disease.
It seems to be at what ever part of the world you are at, the attitude is different. The United Kingdom has been very supportive of using e-cigs as a smoking cessation tool. where on the contrary the United States of America focus mostly on the potential dangers.