According to the recent research, people who start vaping eventually quit smoking cigarettes because they find vaping more enjoyable. This, not only reduces the chemicals and carcinogens in the cigarettes but also reduces the risk of cancer. No other alternative (Gums, Patches) is as successful as vapes.
"E-cigarettes are at least 95 percent less harmful than tobacco smoking, and they are now the most popular aid to quitting smoking in the UK," said lead author Dr. Caitlin Notley from University of East Anglia's Norwich Medical School.
"However, the idea of using e-cigarettes to stop smoking, and particularly long-term use, remains controversial. We wanted to find out about how people use e-cigarettes to quit smoking - and whether vaping supports long-term smoking abstinence," she added.
The trial had 40 vapers and they were asked about their tobacco smoking history and prior quit attempts, and about how they started vaping, their vape set up, preferred flavors and strength, and whether they had switched to vaping in attempt to quit smoking. They also asked them about situations and experiences that caused them to relapse into tobacco smoking.
Even though the majority was people who had a long history of smoking and had previously tried to leave the habit of smoking but there were people who ended up leaving cigarettes without even thinking about it.
There were some that continued both vaping and smoking and eventually ended up leaving the habit of smoking.