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E-cigarette falls under That's why it might be worth switching to e-cigarettes smoking ban in schools

Man has vice, and he will not get rid of it so quickly. First of all: smoking. An alternative are e-cigarettes. Perhaps the lesser evil. A new study has now found another advantage.

Sometimes they remember an edding, sometimes a battery pack. One or the other smoker swears by now on the e-cigarette. However, the long-term health effects of consumption are still relatively unexplored. They do not contain tobacco and consequently no tar. However, they can have harmful effects on the respiratory system.

So far, so well known. If you're a smoker now, and you're on the subject of e-cigarettes, then you might be interested in this topic: Medical experts from the University of California have concluded in their current study that the electronic glow sticks are an effective way to quit smoking in the long term say.

The physicians analyzed the data from population surveys of 160,000 people from the period 2001 to 2015. The surveys provided the researchers with figures and rates for smoking cessation.

They found that smokers were more likely to stop smoking when they used e-cigarettes. 65 per cent of consumers of e-cigarettes had made at least one attempt to quit smoking. In comparison, only 40 percent of ordinary smokers started such a start. After three months, 8.2 percent of the e-cigarette users were still smoke-free, while the other group was only 4.8 percent.

Because of the different views on how good or bad the e-cigarettes are now, the states are also different with the electric steamers. In the United States, for example, e-cigarettes promote cessation as a means of cessation. In the USA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns of possible dangers.


The current study did not examine whether e-cigarettes encourage non-smokers to smoke. But the researchers were able to demonstrate that they play an important role in cessation and weaning. In addition, it became clear that in 2014 and 2015, more people stopped smoking than in 2010 and 2011. Interestingly, the use of e-cigarettes did not appear in the analyzed data until 2014. Both could therefore be directly connected.

The researchers, however, bear in mind that it was not just e-cigarettes alone, which caused a drop in smokers. Even an increased tobacco tax or national advertising campaigns against smoking could explain the declining smoking figures.