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King's College London: e-cigarettes increase smokers' smoking cessation by five times

2021/03/15|Knowledge

A new study published by King's College London emphasizes that daily use of e-cigarettes has a "significant effect" in helping to quit smoking, and the study compares other methods of quitting smoking, including nicotine replacement therapy or drug therapy, to support the effectiveness of e-cigarettes in helping to quit smoking.

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Although the number of smokers in the UK has continued to decline in recent years, smoking remains the main cause of premature death and disease - nearly 75000 people died in the UK in 2019.

In a study funded by Cancer Research UK, researchers at King's College London analyzed online survey data from more than 1155 people, including smokers, former smokers who quit less than a year before completing the survey, and e-cigarette users.

Five waves of data were collected from 2012 to 2017. The researchers analyzed smokers who smoked for at least one month during the follow-up period, and smokers who quit smoking for at least one month between the first survey and the follow-up survey, to explore the effectiveness of e-cigarettes in helping to quit smoking.

The study, published in the journal Addiction, found that smokers who use e-cigarettes every day are more than five times more likely to quit than those who do not use smoking aids at all

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