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Study Shows Vaping Helps More Smokers Quit Than FDA Approved Products

The New England Journal of Medicine just published a new study today that shows vaping is twice more successful in helping smokers to quit smoking than patches, lozenges, and gum. The study was performed by researchers at Queen Mary University of London and it was funded by Britain’s National Institute. Independent experts who have reviewed the study have also said that this study was robust and well-conducted.

The study looked at nearly 900 smokers who were trying to quit smoking using various methods. What they found was that 18 percent of them had quit smoking entirely after a year of vaping, while only 9.9% of them had quit smoking using other nicotine replacement products.

This study shows stronger results for vaping than in other studies have, which the researchers believe is because their study includes smokers seriously wanting to quit. Many other studies only look at smokers or vapers in general, who may or may not have a strong desire to quit.

So here’s how the study played out.

886 smokers were randomly split up into two groups. Some of them received a three-months supply of traditional quitting products such as nicotine gum, patches, sprays, or lozenges. The others were given a refillable vape starter pack and one bottle of 18mg e-juice. They were also encouraged to buy their own choice of future supplies.

All of the study participants had weekly one-to-one support for at least four weeks and they were all tested at the end of the year-long study to see if they were smoking.

The researchers believe there are a few reasons that the smokers in the study were so successful with vaping.

  • The users had the ability to choose their own liquids
  • Users were able to fine-tune nicotine doses to their needs
  • They received face-to-face support
  • The smokers were seeking help

There were also some other takeaways from the study. The vaping group had greater decreases in coughing, greater decreases in phlegm, less severe urges to smoke at 1 and 4 weeks, and less irritability and restlessness than the NRT group.

It’s a great study with other experts confirming that it was performed well and the study also shows that vaping works almost twice as much as traditional quitting smoking aids.

The Largest Study Yet on Teen Smoking Shows That Vaping is Not a Gateway to Smoking

There are already many studies that show that vaping is not a gateway to smoking, but this most recent study is probably the largest one yet.

This study was performed by researchers from The University of Stirling, the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies, Cardiff University, Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), and King’s College London. There are no reported conflicts of interest.

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A Huge Study Shows that Vaping Can Prevent 6 Million Premature Deaths

This new study was performed by a bunch of research groups from several universities, such as Georgetown University, The University of Michigan, Yale University and some health organizations like VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, The Roswell Park Cancer Institute, and even the Truth Initiative.

If you’re familiar with some of those names and where this study was published, you’re probably as surprised as I am that this is a positive study. BMJ’s Tobacco Control is notorious for publishing anti-vaping studies and groups like the Truth Initiative have been fairly anti-vaping too. So this is really surprising.

But let’s get into the study.

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Researchers Try to Replicate the Infamous Formaldehyde Study But Can’t

Just about everyone is familiar with the infamous formaldehyde study. That’s probably the biggest and most well-known study ever done on vaping. It’s brought up at least once a week on popular vaping Facebook groups and online forums, despite it having been debunked many times and in many ways.

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