An increasing number of studies say that while it is essential to quit smoking as soon as possible, e-cigarettes are among the safest and most effective nicotine replacement products.
A new article published in the next volume of the Annual Public Health Review focuses on alternative nicotine-based products (especially e-cigarettes), which is a promising asset for those wishing to quit smoking .
Compared to smoking, smoking is much more harmful and prematurely kills more than half of all smokers. When people smoke cigarettes, they consume nicotine in a lethal mixture of carbon monoxide and 70 known carcinogenic chemicals.
Contrary to what one might believe, nicotine is not responsible for the harmful effects of smoking on health. Inhaled toxic smoke is the main culprit and is the leading cause of tobacco-related illness and death.
The vapotage against the cigarette,
While nicotine substitutes such as gum or patches are considered the least harmful, electronic cigarettes are becoming more popular. The price but also the attraction aroused explain their success.
As proof, e-cigarettes are now used more often than nicotine substitutes when smokers try to quit in the United States and the United Kingdom. The US government takes note of the evidence on harm reduction.
In July 2017, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a major change in its tobacco control strategy, including reassessing the risk hierarchy of the various constituents of the cigarette. " Nicotine, while harmful, is not directly responsible for cancer, lung disease and heart disease caused by tobacco that kill hundreds of thousands of Americans every year "FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb puts it in perspective.
The study concludes by opening an encouraging horizon for e-cigarettes: " Nicotine substitutes could disrupt cigarette dominance over 120 years. "