The increasing e-cigarettes popularity all over the world may have contributed to the rise in attempts to successfully quit.
The British Medical Journal analyzed England’s quit data since 2006 – 2015. The conclusion of their analysis was that e-cigarettes tend to have impacted most people who tried to quit with most of them actually saying goodbye to the practice.
According to the report’s authors, vaping had an impact on close to 18,000 additional people who were able to stop smoking in 2015.
The University College London and Cancer Research UK team said that what they did was an observation and thus lacked explanation on cause and effect.
Most effective way to quit
Despite these kinds of reports, health experts maintain that to effectively quit, one has to embrace professional support and also prescription medication.
The e-cigarettes use all over the world has been on the rise. For instance, the UK started using them in 2007 and has now grown to a user base of over three million smokers.
The past few years have seen them surpass traditional smokes like nicotine and gum thus becoming the most used smoking cessation aid.
A method that is working
The research team under the leadership of Prof Robert West said that “The increased prevalence of e-cigarettes in England does not appear to have been associated with a detectable change in attempts to stop smoking.
“However, the increase in e-cigarette use has been associated with an increase in success of quit attempts.”
Public health officials support that e-cigarettes are 95 percent less harmful to ones health as compared to the normal cigarettes. When these electronic cigarettes are backed by a smoking cessation, it is possible to stop taking tobacco.