E-cigarettes Help Fire-Based Smokers Quit or Reduce Smoking

By Gary Cutlack on at

New research into the modern phenomenon of "vaping" suggests the electronic form of cigarette isn't in fact a gateway drug to the real thing, with a survey finding that e-cigs can actually help proper smokers of the actual smoke kind massively reduce their intake.

According to medical research group Cochrane Collaboration, nine per cent of smokers who used an e-cig infused with nicotine were able to stop completely within a year, beating the four per cent who quit while using nicotine-free vapes.

The survey of 662 smokers also found that 36 per cent of e-cig users managed to halve their intake of the smoky kind, leading to the possibly of quite large health improvements. [Guardian]