February 4, 2019 – The groundbreaking research marked the first time e-cigarettes have been tested against nicotine replacement products to determine their effectiveness as devices to help quit smoking, according to Peter Hajek, a psychologist at the Queen Mary University of London, who led the study.
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The researchers found that 18% of e-cig users had quit smoking cigarettes after 1 year, compared with 9.9% of participants who used traditional nicotine replacement products. Both groups received additional support in order to kick smoking.
The scientific community has been generally reluctant to view electronic cigarettes as reliable smoking cessation products due to a lack of research, but “This is now likely to change,” Hajek said.
However, many are still not convinced, and there was even an editorial written in the same NEJM issue the study was published calling on the FDA to enforce an immediate ban on all electronic smoking devices and their “juices” over their potential addictive tendencies.
“We fear that the creation of a generation of nicotine-addicted teenagers will lead to a resurgence in the use of combustible tobacco in the decades to come,” said lead author Jeffrey Drazen, editor in chief of NEJM.
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