Thousands of users have been helped by vaping, the process of inhaling using vaporizers through e-cigarette, as has been hailed by studies to help people in quitting smoking by use of the controversial device which is helping to improve people’s health.
The researchers, from University College London(UCL) and Cancer Research UK,
estimated that 18,000 people in England became long-term ex-smokers in 2015
due to taking up vaping.
The researchers have reported that the attempts in quitting smoking have stayed
roughly the same, but e-cigarette use was associated with a greater chance of
According to Alison Cox, the director of prevention at Cancer Research UK
believes that giving up smoking is an ordeal and should be considered along with
help and support from quit smoking services, which is still the most effective way
“E-cigarettes can play a role in helping people in quitting smoking and the evidence so far shows
e-cigarettes are much safer than tobacco. This study shows the positive impact
they’ve had on helping people give up the deadly addiction.”
“This study reassures us of the promise these products have.”
More than 100,000 people die of smoking tobacco in Britain, which is the leading
cause of cancer which is preventable from quitting smoking.
Some 2.8 million people are now believed to use e-cigarettes.
While e-cigarettes are considered an important tool in quitting smoking, it can be
noted that non-smokers are picking up vaping.
But one of the researchers from the University College London’s Health Behaviour
Research Centre, says that England as a country is far to positive when it comes to
“This data suggests that our relatively liberal regulation of e-cigarettes is probably
Dr Mike Knapton, associate medical director at the British Heart Foundation(BHF),
said: “Nearly one in five adults in the UK smoke, significantly increasing their risk
of coronary heart disease. Stopping smoking is the single most important step you
can take to improve your heart health, and we know that more and more people
are turning to e-cigarettes to quit.”
“What’s reassuring is this study suggests that rather than undermining people’s
efforts, using e-cigarettes improves the likelihood of someone quitting.”
However there is a need to assess the ‘potential long-term effects’ of vaping.