© 2023 by Coach.Corp. Proudly created with Wix.com

E-Cigs Help Quit Smoking: With a Catch

September 1, 2017

Frequent e-cigarette use does help smokers quit -- a finding that Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers say supports the use of e-cigarettes as a cessation aid for those trying to quit cigarette smoking. But, they note, an examination of a recent national survey uncovers important clues about who's successful at quitting and why.

 

The findings, published in Nicotine & Tobacco Research, examined a national survey of more than 24,500 current or recent former cigarette smokers, which is the largest sample of smokers studied to date. This study, along with a July study published in the BMJ, provide some of the strongest evidence so far on the link between use of e-cigarettes and cessation, says the study's lead author David Levy, PhD, professor of oncology at Georgetown Lombardi.

 

However, Levy notes, there are important nuances in the data that impact a person's success in quitting cigarette smoking."Both cigarette quit attempts and quit success were directly related to the number of days of e-cigarette use," Levy explains. "The odds of quit success increased by 10 percent with each additional day of e-cigarette use."

 

The data also show that among those making at least one quit attempt, quit success was lower among individuals who had used e-cigarettes at some point in the past, but higher among those with at least 5 days of e-cigarettes use in the last month.

 

The data is drawn from a special tobacco use survey that, since 1992-1993, has been taken every 3-4 years as part of a population survey conducted monthly by the U.S. Census Bureau. The latest tobacco use survey, taken from 2014-2015, was co-sponsored by the National Cancer Institute and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

 

to read more click here.

 

Please reload

Featured Posts

Speaking at Cornwall & Devon PCC Conference on Dual Diagnosis Treatment Systems

June 10, 2019

1/10
Please reload

Recent Posts

October 6, 2019

October 3, 2019

October 3, 2019

September 23, 2019

Please reload

Search By Tags
Follow Me