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Efficacious Ecigs

Vaping works for people wanting to switch from smoking to a safer alternative and opens the door to an easier method of quitting the use of nicotine.

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Do electronic cigarettes work? Are they effective at helping smokers to quit? People already doing it will wonder why the questions are even being posed. Ask these questions to anyone exhaling a cherry, cake or fruit vapour and the answer will be an emphatic ‘yes’. They aren’t alone – research carried out by scientists confirms the efficacy of vaping.

Vape Magazine summarised some research findings from a recent feature carried by Health News USA. In it they revealed that 69% of vapers believed that vaping can help a person quit smoking. Only 31% of the general population believed it too but then they haven’t begun vaping and successfully quit.

Vapers reported wanting to quit smoking due to fears over lung cancer and they believe that vape poses much less of a risk. Research by Doctor Farsalinos confirms this belief that vaping poses much less of a risk to lungs – and he has gone on to debunk other research that claims differently.

Doctor Boyce Watkins is an author, economist, political analyst, and social commentator. He is currently a Scholar in Residence in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Syracuse University and was previously a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for European Economic Research at Mannheim, Germany. He describes electronic cigarettes as “a great solution” on his personal blog.

Watkins lists off five major benefits conferred through vaping when compared to smoking:

  1. Cost: “Though the initial cost of purchasing your refillable e-cigarette starter pack may seem steep, the amount of money you will soon be saving by using the changeable or refillable cartridge system will quickly offset your early costs and soon have you saving big.”
  2. Environment: “Buying traditional cigarettes is not only wasteful because of all the excess packaging, but also even more so because of the cigarette butts that litter the ground wherever smokers go. Buying a refillable e-cigarette allows you to directly top-up your nicotine liquid into your e-cig, meaning there’s no wasteful packaging and no butts or cartridges to throw away.”
  3. Cleaner: “Traditional cigarettes are filled with tars and chemicals that not only create a lingering smell that permeates most smokers hair and clothes, but that also stain their skin and teeth. With e-cigs, instead of exhaling heavy smoke, you’re exhaling a vapour that evaporates almost immediately.”
  4. Health: “Smokers who’ve stopped smoking traditional cigarettes feel better for it. They notice that they have more energy, and feel more physically stronger over time.”
  5. Smarter: “Whether you’re looking to quit smoking, or just looking for a cheaper option that is cleaner, scentless, and has people talking about how much better they feel, there is no doubt that e-cigs are the way of the future and offer a viable alternative.”

If you are reading this because you are considering using ecigs to help you move away from smoking then it’s worth bearing in mind that the range of devices and juices on offer is likely to be reduced in 2016. Why not pop onto the POTV forum and ask for some suggestions on what to buy to give you the opportunity to switch to a healthier alternative now?

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Dave Cross

Journalist at POTV
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Dave is a freelance writer; with articles on music, motorbikes, football, pop-science, vaping and tobacco harm reduction in Sounds, Melody Maker, UBG, AWoL, Bike, When Saturday Comes, Vape News Magazine, and syndicated across the Johnston Press group. He was published in an anthology of “Greatest Football Writing”, but still believes this was a mistake. Dave contributes sketches to comedy shows and used to co-host a radio sketch show. He’s worked with numerous vape companies to develop content for their websites.

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