New Study Finds Electronic Cigarettes May Not Help People Stop Smoking
Date: 24th March 2014
A latest study has found out that e-cigarettes don`t really help people trigger off smoking cessation. However, the authors of the study have expressed doubts with regard to the research conducted by them.
The researchers examined self-reported statistics obtained from 949 smokers, which included 88 smokers who had used electronic smokers and found out that after a period of one year, e-cigs were not linked to decreased cigarette consumption or higher rates of quitting cigarettes. The researchers wrote about their study in the JAMA Internal Medicine.
The researchers have also acknowledged that people should observe their conclusion with some alertness. According to the researchers, the small sample size of the study may well have weakened their capability to establish a relationship between stop smoking and electronic cigarettes. The researchers also didn`t gather informative details on the motivation and frequency of usage. However, the authors Pamela Ling, Lucy Popova and Rachel Grana wrote that the statistics strengthen the present proof that e-cigarettes may not amplify the rates of quit smoking.
According to Mitchell Katz, the editor of the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, the proof regarding whether electronic cigarettes can help people quit smoking, is indecisive and contradictory. But he also states that there is not sufficient proof to assert that e-cigs can help people trigger off smoking cessation.