E-CIGS are three times more effective at helping smokers quit than nicotine patches, scientists say.
Docs have found that vapers are 95 per cent more likely to ditch the cancer-causing habit than those who don’t use gadgets.
Smokers who are prescribed nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), such as gums and patches, are only 34 per cent more likely to quit than those who just go cold turkey.
The study by University College London medics looked at almost 20,000 smokers to see what impact vaping had on quitting success rates.
Not available on prescription – yet
They’re not currently available for prescription on the NHS, despite calls from public bodies to make them more readily available for those who want to make the switch.
The study, published in the journal Addiction, is one of the biggest to compare stop-smoking aids.
Successful quitters were those who were still smoke-free a year on.
Miranda Larbi – The Sun – May 13, 2019.