E-cigarettes helped several people quit smoking than traditional nicotine replacement therapy, a new study says – but doesn't trust cure for nicotine addiction. Most of the smokers who tried to steam had tried the cigarettes and most of the steam was did managed to quit smoking, continued vape a year later.
New study published on Wednesday. T. New England Journal of Medicine, reports that 18 percent of smokers who switched to e-cigarettes were refused cigarettes a year later. It is more than 9.9% of people who stopped smoking using conventional aids such as patches, rubber, pastilles or inhalers. The results increase the allegations that e-cigarettes can help some people quit cigarettes, but there is still much we do not know about the long-term health effects of e-cigarettes, and how millions of teenagers use it.
E-cigarette companies sell themselves as a less risky alternative to people who want to stop smoking cigarettes. But the CDC believes it is less risky than cigarettes: “Burned cigarettes are extremely dangerous, killing half of all people who smoke in the long term. Vox Reports: Some rigorous studies have compared steaming with other means of reimbursement, such as a patch or rubber.
"This type of study, a systematic, well-done, randomized controlled study, was what had been lacking in the ten-year discussion of the potential benefits and harms of e-cigarettes," University tobacco researcher Gideon Sv. In San Francisco, California, who was not involved in the study, the email said: The Verge. There are still major concerns: for example, participants in the study knew whether they used e-cigarettes or, for example, patches, and that knowledge could lead to results if one thought that one strategy was better than the other. In addition, the study does not evaluate more popular types of e-cigarettes, such as Juul. However, St. Helen says, "The results are really important and the game is probably changing."
Researchers led by Peter Hajek, Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Wolfson Prevention Medicine Institute, identified 866 people who wished to quit smoking and did not care for it. In the first month, all of them received weekly individual meetings with their doctor. The party also received favorite nicotine replacement therapy, and half was given a starter kit for refillable wine, including a bottle of Tobacco Royale flavored vape juice. Participants could change the device or fluid if they wanted it.
The researchers periodically checked with the study participants, evaluating how they slept, whether they felt nausea, if their throat or mouth hurt, and how much phlegm they coughed. The big question was whether participants could go out of cigarettes each year. Researchers examined the carbon monoxide that the subjects exhaled – a marker for smoking cigarettes. One year later, 18 percent of e-cigarette users had smoked cigarettes, as did 10 percent of nicotine substitution groups. E-cigarette users liked their steam more than the other group enjoyed nicotine replacement therapy and had less severe withdrawal symptoms.
Here's the catch: 80% of people in the steam group still used e-cigarettes after a year from people who burned burning cigarettes. It is a huge part compared to just 9 percent of people still using traditional nicotine replacement therapy. So, while steaming made it slightly easier to quit cigarettes, it didn't know about nicotine cessation. In addition, the study did not use e-cigarettes, such as Juula, which dominates the market. Science is still known, but given the convenience, the high dose of nicotine and the formulation of nicotine salts, it may be even more difficult to quit if the refillable forms used in the study are used.
The long-term health effects of steam will be of particular importance in determining whether the transition to e-cigarettes is a sign of a long-term habit. We know that soluble chemicals can form in e-liquids, for example, if they are sitting on a shelf, and steam urea is a sign of exposure to carcinogens and irritants. Plus, the science of the effects of nicotine on health itself remains scarce: some studies suggest that this could be a risk to people with heart problems. And this is an addictive factor that can make people feel controlled with their cravings or unpleasant symptoms.
St Helen says it is now? Yes, the study gives weight to some steamers that have long said: E-cigarettes can be useful to help some smokers quit. However, it is not possible to see the results in a vacuum: 3.6 million high school and high school students using e-cigarettes, which the US surgeon General has declared an epidemic. "This risk remains, but will it be considered a priority, even though this well-done study shows that e-cigarettes can help adult smokers quit smoking?" St Helen says. The answer is likely to be regulators and the e-cigarette industry: if they can stop young people from counting, maybe.