Many people begin using e-cigarettes with no intention to quit smoking, but then do quit smoking.
The phenomenon is so widely recognized in the vaping community that it has a name: accidental quitting. Lots of vapers refer to themselves as accidental quitters or accidental vapers.
People who smoke but don’t intend to quit begin vaping for various reasons. They may try vaping out of curiosity, or vape as a substitute in settings where smoking isn’t allowed, or they may buy an e-cigarette on a whim. What we know is that, for whatever reason they try vaping, many discover they prefer it to smoking, or at least that it’s a good enough replacement that they decide to do it full time.
Now for the first time, a peer-reviewed study has recognized the experience of the accidental quitter. “Association of e-Cigarette Use With Discontinuation of Cigarette Smoking Among Adult Smokers Who Were Initially Never Planning to Quit” is the tongue-twister title of an open-access paper published yesterday in the journal JAMA Network Open.
Jim McDonald – VapingPost – 2021-12-29.