E-cigarettes Are Equivalent to Nicotine Patches


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New study by Newzeland health research says E-cigarette has potential to help in quitting similar to Nicotine patches or in some cases better than nicotine patches.

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E-cigarettes Are Equivalent to Nicotine Patches

  1. 1. E-Cigarettes Are Equivalent to Nicotine Patches, New Study Reveals According to a recently published study in The Lancet, a medical journal, electronic cigarettes can be as effective as nicotine patches to help you kick your old habit of smoking. Researchers from New Zealand have also found that by providing nicotine sans the other toxins carried by cigarette smoke, electronic cigarettes stand more or less the same chance in the matter for smoking cessation, and the success rate for both e-cigs and nicotine patches is more or less the same. Moreover, studies also indicate that people who actually failed to quit smoking were still able to reduce their tobacco cigarette consumption by a considerable degree. Read Detail Study Here. Considering the growing popularity of electronic cigarettes in many different countries and the air of inconsistency and uncertainty that still hangs around them – it has really become important to put them under larger scale trials for a longer duration of time. Among the 657 smokers who participated in a 13 day long program, comparing
  2. 2. the effect of nicotine patches and electronic cigarettes on them, 7.3% of candidates provided with e-cig completely abstained from nicotine smoking during the period, while the corresponding number is 5.8% for smokers provided with nicotine patches. Now this is certainly good news for smokers who are contemplating about quitting it. There were a few more interesting findings too. Among all participants, who didn’t completely stop smoking, e-cig users cut down more on their tobacco consumption. About 1 in every 3 e-cig smokers during the program was found to carry vaping, while that is only 1 in every ten people who continued using a nicotine patch to abstain from tobacco smoking. E-cig users are also found more likely to recommend these products for other smokers than the patch users. Though these findings always suggest that the e-cig is more effective in the cessation of smoking habit than the other available methods, but still more elaborate research is required to be conducted on them. The percentage of people trying out e- cigs to get rid of their smoking habit is also increasing. With the availability of more encouraging data these products can certainly play a big role in normalizing non- smoking for supporting and promoting interest in public health. In the U.S., where electronic cigarettes sell in the highest numbers, there continues to be no regulation from the F.D.A., though plans are surely on the table. More information concerned with long-term safety of electronic cigarettes is still need to be conducted. If e-cigs have any probable effect on the heart or the lungs, it must be found quickly, since vaping is certainly growing in popularity, and so far proves to be a much better alternative to traditional tobacco smoke.