Another study reveals that vaping aids smokers’ successful cessation

A recent Cochrane review conducted in 2021, led by Jamie Hartmann-Boyce from the University of Oxford’s Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, examined the effectiveness of e-cigarettes containing nicotine as a smoking cessation aid. The review included 61 studies conducted in 14 countries and involving 16,759 adult participants.

The compiled data from the review indicated that e-cigarettes containing nicotine were more effective in helping people quit smoking compared to other alternatives such as nicotine gum or patches. These findings support the arguments put forth by numerous anti-smoking and tobacco harm reduction experts who have long advocated for the use of e-cigarettes as effective tools for smoking cessation.

California Study Proves Vaping Helps Smokers Quit

Benefits are being largely overshadowed by coverage on the potential risks

In the American Journal of Public Health, an article sheds light on the fact that the potential of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation is often overshadowed by media coverage focusing on the potential risks of vaping among teenagers.

The article, co-authored by Kenneth Warner, dean emeritus and the Avedis Donabedian Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health, along with 14 other past presidents of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, emphasizes the overlooked benefits of vaping.

The article states, “Because evidence indicates that e-cigarette use can increase the likelihood of quitting smoking, many scientists, including the authors of this essay, urge the health community, media, and policymakers to carefully consider the potential of vaping in reducing mortality related to adult smoking.”

The authors stress the importance of a more balanced approach that acknowledges the potential benefits of vaping in helping adults quit smoking, thus reducing the overall health risks associated with smoking-related mortality.


In conclusion, the recent review provides further evidence that vaping can be a valuable tool in helping smokers quit tobacco for good. The findings suggest that vaping has the potential to increase quit rates compared to traditional methods, offering a customizable and satisfying alternative. However, it is crucial to approach vaping as a harm reduction tool rather than a completely risk-free solution. Ongoing research is needed to address the long-term health effects and potential risks associated with vaping. Regulatory measures should be in place to ensure product safety and prevent youth uptake. By carefully weighing the potential benefits and risks, policymakers, healthcare professionals, and smokers themselves can make informed decisions about the role of vaping in smoking cessation efforts. Quitting smoking is a complex process, and while vaping may not be suitable for everyone, it can provide a viable option for many individuals seeking to break free from the harmful grip of tobacco addiction.

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