A recent study made by a respected international review claimed that Electronic Cigarettes have been helpful in cutting smoking frequency or quitting it forever. Chochrane performed the review considering two randomized trials having 662 current smokers under the umbrella.
The authors from UK and New Zealand who headed the survey, told that the results are subject to further study and analysis.
Chochrane is a respected research network that takes up research on relative effectiveness of different health interventions pertaining to electronic cigarette.
Peter Hajek, a member from the research team said the following:
Although our confidence in the effects of electronic cigarettes as smoking cessation interventions is limited because of the small number of trials, the results are encouraging.”
The result of the research showed that about 9 percent of smokers who used e-cigarette were successfully stopped smoking at up to one year. The results also depicted that almost 36% of e-cigarette users reduced their traditional cigarette intake up to half mark.
David Tovey, editor-in-chief at Cochrane, has his own take on this study:
This review provides a timely reminder of the challenges faced by smokers who find it hard to stop smoking. The results so far need to be strengthened with further comparisons between electronic cigarettes and other traditional ways of stopping smoking such as chewing gum and patches, and evidence on long-term safety.
This isn’t the only finding that supports electronic cigarettes for a reason, but there are others too. An international group of scientists conducted a research on the use and sale of e-cigarettes. They found that electronic cigarettes are less harmful than traditional cigarettes. During the research, they focused on safety concerns, the toxic quotient in the e-liquid and the vapor.