A new study indicates that e-cigarettes are more successful than alternative therapies in getting people to stop smoking cigarettes, nearly twice as effective. Such alternative nicotine replacements include options like nicotine gums, patches, lozenges and sprays. Having studied e-cigarettes extensively, Richard Miech from the University of Michigan stated how the evidence gathered is “persuasive,” and that “This is great news for cigarette smokers who want to quit.”
This major clinical trial was conducted by researchers at the Queen Mary University of London and published January 30th, 2019 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Experts have referred to the study, funded by Britain’s National Institute for Health Research, as robust and well-conducted. The evidence found contributes to the growing notion that we believe here at CIGAVETTE, that e-cigarettes can “bring substantial health gains” to smokers by helping them quit, according to Jamie Hartmann-Boyce, a behavioral expert at Oxford University, because “e-cigarettes are considerably less harmful than smoking.”
Gathered from the U.K. National Health Service’s programs to stop smoking, almost 900 smokers participated, either using e-cigarettes or their choice of alternative nicotine product. A year later, almost double the percentage of people in the e-cigarette group had stopped smoking cigarettes as opposed to the nicotine replacement group. Researchers point out that a reason for this is the way in which e-cigarettes are more easily suitable to each individual’s needs in terms of nicotine dosage. CIGAVETTE offers a range of nicotine levels in our e-cigarettes, from 0 to 24 milligrams, so that every smoker can have the right amount when needed to help them quit as easily as possible.
While there are variables in every study, these results show the positive impact e-cigarettes can have on a smoker’s life, and their effectiveness in the process of quitting a difficult and harmful habit. Professor of social and behavioral sciences at NYU, Ray Niaura, calls the findings of this study “encouraging,” suggesting further studies can help more people off cigarettes for longer.