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November 3, 2012

New Research Spotlights E-cigarettes As Effective Alternative

Here's some really good news for vapers (and the e-cigarette industry as a whole). This month's issue of Nicotine & Tobacco suggests that e-cigarettes are "likely to result in a major advance in smoking cessation treatment and prevent considerable mortality and morbidity."

Awesome! Of course, we vapers already knew that. But now it's official!

In the article, Brent Caldwell, Dr. Walt Summer and Julian Crane display their confidence towards the use of inhaled nicotine devices (e-cigarettes) as an alternative to traditional tobacco smoking.

They also point out the horrible effectiveness rates for traditional NRT (nicotine replacement therapy) products, noting that the long-term success rates for NRT are very low.

You can read more about it here as it was posted on the V2 Cigs blog.

The Tide is Turning: Published Scientific Journal Articles are Beginning to Recommend Electronic Cigarettes as a Potential Smoking Cessation or Reduction Strategy

Dr. Michael Siegel, a professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at Boston University School of Public Health, also picked up the story and wrote about it on his blog The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary.

In his article titled "The Tide is Turning: Published Scientific Journal Articles are Beginning to Recommend Electronic Cigarettes as a Potential Smoking Cessation or Reduction Strategy," Dr. Siegel stated:

"I think that the persistence and perseverance of harm reduction advocates, especially electronic cigarette advocacy groups and users, is finally starting to have an effect on public and scientific opinion. It would have been unheard of two years ago for a pair of articles to come out on the same day, both supporting the use of electronic cigarettes as a potential smoking cessation strategy."

He also mentioned that harm reduction has now become part of the mainstream agenda, thanks to the efforts of many doctors and researchers. And most importantly, thanks to the testimony of thousands upon thousands of e-cigarette vapers who've been so willing to share their personal experiences with the media, the policy makers, etc.

Bottom line, the voices of vapers are definitely starting to be heard loud and clear. And the overwhelmingly positive experiences of e-cigarette users all over the world cannot and will not be suppressed or ignored. :)


  1. I've heard of this alleged study but apparently some people still refuse to believe that e-cigs are effective as the alternative to smoking. Most people would just say that one report isn't enough. Though, we vapers already know the truth behind the matter, apparently it may not be enough to convince the majority of people. They would just assume that it was some e-cig company sponsored research study to help market the product. I just wish that there are more follow-up studies to prove them wrong..! What the heck, I won't let them ruin me vaping! :)

    Vape on!
    Mark J.

    1. Thanks for stopping by Mark! And you're right; we vapers do know the truth, and its from personal experience. Tens of thousands of vapers can't be wrong! Fact is, many or most of them had tried countless times to quit smoking, but with no luck. E-cigs were the ONLY thing that worked.

      As for followup studies, I'm sure we'll be seeing plenty of them as time goes on and as e-cigs continue to gain pupularity. Fact is, more and more doctors are becoming aware of e-cigarettes these days, and many people are realizing that most of the opposition is coming from Big Pharma and those who make competing smoking cessation drugs, etc.

      In the meantime, I'm happy for the few studies that have been done. And also for Dr. Michael Seigel, who is really helping to bring e-cigs to the attention of other doctors and scientists.

      Happy vaping!


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