A lot of people out there use e-cigarette starter kits and vape pens to help them quit smoking actual cigarettes for good – but no doubt there are naysayers out there who believe that simply making a swap for another form of smoking paraphernalia ultimately won’t be a successful strategy when it comes to ditching the cigs.
If you come across anyone holding this belief, point them in the direction of this study from the Georgetown University Medical Center, revealing that the smoking of cigarettes decreased dramatically in the four years between 2013 and 2017, which was when the use of ecigs started to become more popular.
Professor of oncology and senior author of the study David Levy explained that the findings of this piece of research are important because they suggest that the US saw a serious drop in youth and young adults smoking cigarettes at a time when vaping rose in popularity.
He went on to say that 2014 was a tipping point when the use of vape pens became more prevalent, with the use of cigarettes declining more rapidly than in previous years.
“Vaping has had a positive effect on reducing cigarette smoking. On a population level, any effect that vaping may have had act as a gateway to cigarette smoking during the time frame examined appears to be small relative to the effects of vaping leading to less smoking,” Mr Levy went on to say.
With the start of a brand-new year just around the corner, there’s certainly no better time than the present to think about quitting smoking and leaving the cigs behind you for good. You’re sure to want to make a few new year’s resolutions so why don’t you put quitting smoking at the very top of the list?
There are all sorts of benefits associated with quitting, whether it’s more money in your back pocket (a lot more, in some cases!), a healthier mouth, clearer skin, a decreased risk of heart attack and heart disease, or thinner blood (which will mean that it’s less likely to form dangerous blood clots).
You can also help prevent lung damage (which is irreversible once scarring to the lungs has taken place), as well as reducing belly fat and reducing your risk of developing diabetes.
It’s also worth noting that quitting can also help to boost your immune system since it won’t be exposed to nicotine or tar any more – which means you’re less likely to get sick, very important at this time of year.
You can find out even more about quitting smoking and get the support and help you need on the Smokefree website. And if you need any help or advice relating to the purchase of ecigs and eliquid flavours, get in touch with us today.