Can e-cigarettes containing nicotine really quit smoking? Recently, the authoritative journal “New England Journal of Medicine” gave the answer: e-cigarettes can not only help smokers quit smoking, the success rate of smoking cessation is nearly twice that of nicotine replacement therapy.
Successful smoking cessation in the study refers to smokers who have not smoked cigarettes for one year. Nearly a thousand old British smokers were divided into two groups and followed up. The data showed that after one year, the success rate of users who quit smoking with e-cigarettes was 18%, while those who used nicotine replacement therapy such as nicotine patches and nicotine gum, The success rate of smoking cessation is only 9.9%.
Not only that, for a whole year, regardless of whether it is 3 months, 6 months, or how long it takes to quit smoking, the success rate of the e-cigarette group is always higher than that of the other group.
Why are e-cigarettes so effective in smoking cessation? Researchers believe that there are two main reasons:
1） As a substitute for cigarettes, e-cigarettes can better alleviate the withdrawal symptoms of smokers
2） E-cigarettes provide smokers with more choices, and smokers can change to different products and flavors, and have a better smoking cessation experience
Switching to electronic cigarettes will also improve the health of smokers. Studies have shown that after switching to e-cigarettes, the symptoms of respiratory infections among smokers have been reduced. “We see that with the increase in the popularity of e-cigarettes, the success rate of smokers in quitting has also increased. Those who cannot find an effective way to quit are benefiting from e-cigarettes.” Research leader, Queen Mary University of London Tobacco Dependence Said Peter Hajek, director of the sex research group.
It is understood that hospitals in some cities such as London and Edinburgh in the United Kingdom have decided to distribute e-cigarettes to smokers for free. No matter what kind of illness the patient goes to the emergency department of the hospital, the hospital will distribute free e-cigarette kits to smokers among them to help more people quit smoking.
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