Smokers around the world are making the transition to electronic cigarettes for a variety of reasons. Some choose e-cigs as an alternative when they are out in nonsmoking areas such as restaurants or shopping centers. Others use electronic cigarettes as a tool to give up tobacco. With so much hype surrounding electronic cigarettes, a new study at the University of East London revealed that 9 out of 10 smokers were able to successfully stop tobacco use completely with electronic cigarettes.
In the past decade, many critics feared that electronic cigarettes would simply increase nicotine use rather than causing a decline in overall tobacco consumption. However, this new study proved that e-cigarettes are actually a good choice for many smokers.
The University of East London conducted a study with 1,123 people who were former smokers and 218 people who were current smokers. They participants came from around the world, including 33 different countries. Men and women participated with 70 percent being men and 77 percent coming from Europe while 16 percent were from the United States.
The results of the study were staggering. Ultimately, 86 percent of those who started using electronic cigarettes no longer used tobacco cigarettes at all. Six percent of participants still used tobacco cigarettes but relied on electronic cigarettes is social settings where tobacco smoke was prohibited.
Researchers also reported astounding health benefits among the participants. University of East London researcher Lynn Dawkins stated, “We know that the majority of people reported great health benefits – a reduction in coughing and improved breathing, for example.”
This study proves to critics that electronic cigarettes are indeed a good choice to help tobacco users kick the habit. While electronic cigarettes are still relatively new and much is still unknown, we can now be sure that 9 out of 10 smokers will successfully be able to stop using tobacco when they rely on electronic cigarettes as an alternative.