Studies have shown that people who take up e-cigarettes in an effort to stop smoking should consider upping the nicotine dose they get by using them daily, according to scientists.
Two new research papers suggest e-cigarettes may help smokers trying to kick the habit, but only if they are used every day, instead of infrequently. It may also be more beneficial to use the versions with refillable “tanks”, which could deliver a higher dose of nicotine.
There are an estimated 6.1 million European’s who have quit smoking with the aid of vaping. This estimate was published last year in a paper for Addiction. Though this may only be an estimation, the study does highlight the need for more data on how useful vaping may be as a stop smoking aid.
The deadly health consequences associated with smoking, such as cancer and heart disease, are linked to the inhalation of tar and other chemicals produced by tobacco combustion. The pleasurable, addictive properties are produced by nicotine. By taking away the chemicals and providing just the nicotine hit, which smokers crave, allows the user to use vaping as a much healthier option when trying to quit smoking.
Quitting smoking is the single most important step you can take to improve your health, and there are huge numbers of people who are turning to e-cigarettes to help them quit.