When most people think about an electronic cigarette, they likely have a couple of premonitions about what the product does and how it works. Unfortunately, many of those ideas are completely false. For instance, many believe that vapour coming from vapours is just as harmful as the vapour coming from cigarettes. Or perhaps on the other side, some think that it’s completely harmless.
The right answer lies somewhere closer to the second idea.
According to a 2012 research paper: "The e-cigarette vapours contained some toxic substances. The levels of the toxicants were 9–450 times lower than in cigarette smoke and were, in many cases, comparable with trace amounts found in the reference product . . . Our findings are consistent with the idea that substituting tobacco cigarettes with e-cigarettes may substantially reduce exposure to selected tobacco-specific toxicants. E-cigarettes as a harm reduction strategy among smokers unwilling to quit warrants further study."
Put another way, there’s only 5% of the dangerous, toxic substances found in cigarette smoke, in e Juice UK products.
Does Vaping help smokers quit?
With the growing amount of marketing related to e liquid suppliers, consumers are asking themselves if the practice does help smokers quit. Even mainstream publications have started to concede that yes, the practice does indeed help some smokers quit.
In the following study: “participants (72 percent) were former smokers, and 76 percent were using e-cigarettes daily. At baseline, current users had been using e-cigarettes for three months, took 150 puffs per day on their e-cigarette and used refill liquids containing 16 mg/ml of nicotine, on average. Almost all the daily vapers at baseline were still vaping daily after one month (98 percent) and one year (89 percent). Of those who had been vaping daily for less than one month at baseline, 93 percent were still vaping daily after one month, and 81 percent after one year. In daily vapers, the number of puffs per day on e-cigarettes remained unchanged between baseline and one year. Among former smokers who were vaping daily at baseline, only 6 percent had relapsed to smoking after one month and also 6 percent after one year."
That rate beats the success rate of traditional nicotine replacement therapy (patch and gum) by a massive landslide. By that sense, e-vapors are not just a niche product, but a potential solution for most smokers to quit their cigarette habit.