New Study Found That Vapes With Nicotine Is Effective In Helping Reduce Smoking
Good news! In a new study led by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University and Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania, they found that using vapes that deliver a similar amount of nicotine as cigarettes can help reduce smoking and exposure to the major tobacco-related pulmonary carcinogen, NNAL. Time to dump your box of cigarettes and get yourself an e-cigarette!
About 520 participants who smoked more than 9 sticks a day were not currently using a vape, and were interested in reducing smoking, but not quitting entirely. Over than span of 24 weeks, the participants used an e-cigarette device filled with either 0, 8, or 35 milligrams per milliliter of liquid nicotine or a plastic tube that did not deliver nicotine or aerosol.
During the study, researchers conducted a couple of tests and found significantly lower levels of NNAL from participants who vaped with liquid nicotine. The study suggests that when e-cigarettes deliver nicotine effectively, smokers have a greater chance in reducing smoking and tobacco-related toxicant exposure.
“That knowledge will lead to better designed studies of the potential harms and benefits of e-cigarettes and ultimately inform tobacco regulatory policy,” lead author, Caroline O. Cobb, Ph.D., an associate professor in the VCU Department of Psychology in the College of Humanities and Sciences said.
What did you think about that? Would you move on from smoking cigarettes and start using e-cigarettes?