It is widely known smoking is a nasty habit which is harmful to smokers’ health. Yet there are millions of people all over the world that are simply not ready to give up their smoking habit. Beyond the addiction to nicotine, smoking seems to offer some kind of pleasure that many smokers seems to enjoy and there for not wish to quit.
It is definitely something for every smoker to consider as a better, considerably less toxic way to smoke.
The electronic cigarette is possibly one of the greatest new and is coming to help in that battle.
The electronic cigarette is basically a device that looks like a cigarette, delivers “smoke” and if you like nicotine you can add it, and allows the smoker to enjoy the smoking experience.
So if the smoker is still smoking, how can there be advantages?
Most smoking-cessation methods focus on one component
of smoking: nicotine addiction. However, even with the
assistance of medications that treat nicotine addiction, the
success rate for quitting remains low. Based on a Cochrane
review of seven studies4–9 that measured smoking cessation
using nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), the average
6-month point prevalence of smoking abstinence is only
17.8%, and the 6-month point prevalence of smoking abstinence
in the pooled data from these studies is only 11.9%.
Several studies10,11 have suggested that physical and
behavioral stimuli—such as merely holding a cigarette—can reduce the craving to smoke, even in the absence of
Given that both nicotine and smokingrelated
cues appear to influence cigarette craving, ecigarettes
may present a unique opportunity to promote
smoking cessation. Two preliminary studies12–14 provide
evidence that e-cigarette use suppresses the urge to
Electronic cigarettes are not producing any of the negative aspects of traditional smoking like tar, and up to 4000 different types of chemicals. Please read this Public Health study from the University of Boston USA.
Source: Michael B. Siegel, MD, MPH, Kerry L. Tanwar, BA, Kathleen S. Wood, MPH