Time passes, studies arrive and the conclusion remains the same: Today, the e-cigarette is more effective for a stable and lasting stop, compared to nicotine competitors. This is once again the conclusion of a study by researchers from the Queen Mary University of London published at the end of June 2021.
A new study focuses on the effectiveness of e-cigarettes and nicotine substitutes (patches, chewing gum and inhalation sprays) prescribed to help smokers quit their addiction.
Researchers from the Queen Mary University of London thus followed 135 smokers who could not stop their consumption. For 6 months, some remained under patches, gums or sprays. Others have switched to e-cigarettes.
Major point of the study, the e-cigarette is more effective for a stable and lasting stop, compared to nicotine competitors. In the e-cigarette group, 27% of volunteers halved their cigarette consumption, compared to 6% in the conventional devices group. And 19% of vapers have completely stopped smoking, compared to 3% in people on patches, gums or sprays.
« The effectiveness of conventional weaning devices is not zero. But the behavioral and gestural aspect of addiction must be taken care of (deconditioning, hypnosis, etc.) », Also supports the professor Katie myers, lead author of the study.
As a general rule, it is estimated that " 80% of smokers using conventional devices to quit smoking resumed their use one year after quitting. The electronic cigarette could therefore be recommended to smokers from the first attempt to quit or in the event of failure of conventional nicotine substitutes. »