In the biggest study conducted so far on e-cigarettes it was shown that e-cigarettes are linked to more people quitting smoking.


While this isn't surprising, after all studies have been saying this for years, what it surprising is that it came from an American University.


Unlike Europe and especially Britain who are in favour of e-cigarettes, the USA has a much more love/hate relationship with them. America has a history of being anti-E-Cigs, even in the face of evidence such as Public Health England's study that showed the E-Cigs were 95% less harmful than cigarettes!


The Study

This landmark study was conducted by a team of researchers at the University of California and drew from the general population surveys in the USA dating from 2001 to 2015.


The researchers identified the smokers who had tried e-cigarettes between 2014-2015 and followed up with them to see if they had quit. They then compared that to quitting rates from previous surveys to look at the difference in quitting rates.


And it was good news for e-cigarettes! The results showed that e-cig users were 25% more likely to make an attempt to quit smoking compared to normal cigarette only users and much more likely to quit for good.


The overall quit rate was up as well, from 4.5% in 2011 to 5.6% in 2015 and much higher than the previous years.


1.1% seems to be a small change, but to put that in perspective that is over 350,000 extra smokers quitting because of e-cigarettes!


Shu-Hong Zhu, the lead researcher on this study, concluded his study by saying;  “Other interventions that occurred concurrently, such as a national campaign showing evocative ads that highlight the serious health consequences of tobacco use, most likely played a role in increasing the cessation rate,”.

"But this analysis presents a strong case that e-cigarette use played a very important role."


Silencing the Critics

What makes this study so interesting though is not only how useful it shows to E-Cigs to be. After all E-Cigs have been shown to be the most effective way to quit smoking before.


What made it stand out was Zhu's comments in the conclusion when he stated, “These findings need to be weighed carefully in regulatory policy making and in the planning of tobacco control interventions”.


This is a fancy way of saying that governments need to realise that E-Cigs are literally saving people’s lives, 350,000 US citizens in 2015 alone!


Across the world the number is even more impressive. In the UK over 1.5 million people have used e-cigarettes to quit smoking, with that number rising every day.


If you want  make the switch to a healthier, cheaper alternative and join the millions of people who have quit for good, why not try one of our starter kits?


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