E-cigarettes are easier to quit smoking than tobacco cigarettes

Along with the continuous flood of misinformation about vaping, there is a continuous stream of data to discover the reality of the situation. People like Stanton Glantz make extreme statements are based on studies that bad (probably done for him) and provide a global platform to spread the message, while researchers are working hard as recognition of Dr. Konstatinos Farsalinos a struggle even get in the means of many of their research.

This is true in almost every aspect of vaping debate, but it is a dangerous precedent “debate” over whether vaping really help smokers quit. That’s not. But that did not stop the bad information flow, usually based on a study conducted bad- even the sense of checking fails the most basic of interested readers, even a non-expert who decided to read behind the headlines.

A great example of this is a study published in 2018, no less than lead author Stanton Glantz, who analyzed data from a Eurobarometer survey in 2014 and concluded:

In the general population, the net effect of the influx of electronic cigarettes in the European Union (and England) were associated with smoking cessation conventional depressed.

This conflicts with a lot of research around the world, and it is surprising that there is something wrong with the analysis. That’s why Dr. Farsalinos and Anastasia Barbouni published a new study based on the 2017 version of the same survey, analysis and improvement – surprisingly – come to completely different conclusions. They found that current or former daily VAPING positively associated with recently quit.

So what happened here? Why two studies come to such different conclusions?

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Old Study

The study was based on a 2014 Eurobarometer survey look at the data in a way that is pretty basic. The researchers analyzed all non-smokers in the survey sample, and compared with those who had regularly vaped with people who have never vaped about their chances of becoming an ex-smoker. They find that really do not see every day, VAPING occasional or experimental, ex-smokers may be lower in those who already vaped compared to those who did not.

The big problem with these findings is that vaping has not always existed. While it is certainly possible to obtain the e-cigarettes in 2009, he said he did not really take off until much later, and the author does not take into account the time that has passed since former smokers had left. Many ex-smokers in the group to stop smoking before vaping still available, skewing the results compared with such a simple way. one artificial abundance former smokers who quit without vaping, not because vaping does not work is created, but because the option is not available even for many of them.

The new study – update and improve analysis

This is where new studies come. The researchers studied 2,017 Eurobarometer, more than 13,000 smokers and ex-sample of the entire European Union. They noted several socio-demographic factors such as age, gender, social class and education, see the consumption of snuff participants, and broke into a daily, sometimes and never had vapers, also noted that vaped remain or it has stopped at the time of the survey.

Basic idea is to perform the same analysis as in previous studies, but represents the duration of the stop in the analysis. So, instead of grouping all ex-smokers together, no matter how long they will help researchers grouped in ex-smokers are less than two years, 3-5, six to ten years and over ten years.

Associated with last stop vaping

conclusion of the title of this study is that associated with vaping recently quit smoking during the study. Former smokers who quit are not rare vaped 10 years, while those who quit smoking during the past five years is significantly more likely than other groups vapers. Overall, vapers five times a day are more likely to have left between 2015 and 2017, and three times more likely to have left between 2012 and 2015. These figures are based on a mathematical model used in this study and compared with those who never had vaped. If you see a smoking cessation in general – regardless of how long ago they were – vapers still 50 percent more likely to have quit smoking.

Moreover, vaping occasionally is not required to have stopped in the last five years, and a negative correlation with having stopped six or more years before the study (which sometimes vapers less likely to have to leave the older). This is essentially what the older studies found, but the explanation is clear: very few people vaped before 2011, so it is logical that vapers will be much less likely to end up in this group.

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So overall, the results showed a clear relationship between having recently quit and became Vaper – if Vape, are more likely to have quit smoking recently from someone who has. Of course, it is an association and does not prove that vaping help people quit smoking. However, in order to reject the idea that we must reject a lot of other evidence, so if everything takes what we know it, is a clear signal of another vaping it is to help people stop smoke. It is also possible to quit before starting to spray (because the investigation had no information on what comes first), but again this is quite unlikely from what we already know.

Former smokers would not start vaporizer

One objection to VAPING less often repeated is that people who quit smoking can begin vaping as a means of relapse. Kinda like the hypothesis of the “back door” – that can challenge vaping nicotine and finished smoking. Fortunately, however, this study provides pretty good evidence that this is not the case.

First, 97.7 percent of people who quit smoking more than 10 years before the investigation has never been vaped, and only 0.2 percent vaporizer day. For people who quit smoking between 6 and 10 years before the survey, only 1.4 percent of vapers daily, and 91.4 percent did vaped.

This may not be most people have discovered surprisingly that are already familiar with vaping and not specifically look for each argument can be used against vaping, but it’s always good to get a confirmation. Of course, if you have stopped smoking there is little reason for wanting vaporizer. It is even possible that ex-smokers are at risk again can take vaping is not infinite and smoking – the study does not provide evidence of this, but it remains an interesting possibility.

E-cigarettes do not leave people in Europe out of operation

If you followed the pace of research on vaping, this study does not say anything new, but it does not provide more evidence of something a series of disappointing people have trouble accepting: vaping is an ally in the fight against related illness with snuff and death. Previous research seeks to play on this fear by grouping people who quit smoking long before vaping popular among people who feasibly could be used to stop vaping. But when you look at the data in more detail, inescapably clear that smokers who use the e-cigarette as an aid to stop, and is very likely to be useful as an aid to quit. This conclusion is supported by the large sample size of over 13,000.

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So – shock horror – Stanton Glantz was another defective part of the research results, in accordance with their ideological goals. Matter how much attention it gets serious investigation yet, but we can deal directly negations like this, the better.

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