A study by Cochrane Library shows evidence that Electronic Cigarettes with nicotine increase quit rates compared to other replacement.

Cochrane’s researchers and the University of East Anglia recently published a review to evaluate the effects and safety of using electronic cigarettes (ECs) to support people in smoke cessation.

Cochrane Library is a collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. The Institute analyses, thanks to topic-experts, all evidence relating to a particular health and social care topic, carrying out systematic reviews.

This particular study was due because of the grey area around the effectiveness of e-cigarettes to help people stop or reduce smoking. Scientific research hasn’t been able yet to provide a comprehensive answer on how well they work, and whether they can deliver more safely nicotine compared to traditional cigarettes. Hence, some governments, organizations, and advocacy groups continuing to discouraged any further advance social campaign on this, citing the lack of evidence of safety and benefits of e-cigarettes.

Electronic Cigarettes are handheld devices that work by heating a liquid that usually contains nicotine and flavourings. E-cigarettes allow inhaling nicotine in a vapour rather than smoke, not exposing users to the same level of toxins as conventional cigarettes.

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Catania Conversation – October 19, 2020.

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