reporting that electronic cigarettes and eLiquid vaping have played a significant role in the reduction of tobacco smokers, according to the results of a study commissioned by the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center in Athens, which is the National School of Public Health and the universities of Patra and Macedonia.
This unique study used a sample of 2,568 former and current smokers in Attica and showed that 40 percent of those who have quit smoking combustible cigarettes since 2014 currently use or have used electronic cigarettes to do so.
The lead researcher on the study, Konstantinos Farsalinos, stated that their research has shown that e-cigarette users are up to 11 times more likely to stop smoking, compared to those who do not use electronic cigarettes. “Once again, the assessment of scientific data shows that Greece is the most successful country in the world in terms of the positive effects of electronic cigarettes on reducing smoking in the population” Farsalinos said.
The study also indicated that 36.2 percent of e-cigarette users are also tobacco smokers, 62.2 percent are former smokers, while 0.2 percent have never smoked. “The findings are extremely important, especially if we consider that our country has the highest prevalence of smoking in Europe,” Farsalinos said.
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