A new study out of the UK this week provides more evidence of the effectiveness of e-cigarettes as a quit-smoking aid.
Led by University College London, the research of almost 19,000 smokers, found that e-cigarettes were more effective than Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) to reduce nicotine cravings, and help smokers quit for good.
In fact, smokers who used vapes were 95% more likely to be successful at quitting, followed by controversial drug, Champix, then NRT aids such as gums, patches and lozenges.
Lead author of the study, Dr Sarah Jackson said, “Our study adds to growing evidence that use of e-cigarettes can help smokers to quit.”
Further, Dr Penny Woods, CEO of the British Lung Foundation said, "This study also provides further evidence that e-cigarettes are an effective quitting tool. The choice to switch to e-cigarettes must be made easier".
Again we call on the Australian medical and regulatory authorities to take notice of the growing body of evidence in support of vaping as an effective quit smoking aid, and to provide choice to Australians denied access to a less harmful alternative.