but we might not be out of the anti-vape-hysteria zone yet. According to Time magazine, in their recently published article titled; "Daily E-Cigarette Use Can Help Smokers Quit, According to One of the Most Comprehensive Studies Yet" which is more than a mouthful and certainly not clickbait.
This article appeared in the latest issue of Time and it appears to have a straight forward no nonsense edge to it, legitimately publishing the issues in the study and discussing the benefits of using eLiquids and vaping as a smoking cessation method.
It starts off with a semi-slanderous proposition where the health claim of vaping is put into a light which frames it as dubious at best, but then quickly jumps the rails over to the title's implication; there is plenty of evidence that vaping can indeed help smokers quit analog combustible smokes.
Now let's take a look at the study itself, which is one of the most comprehensive studies done yet, which provides solid support for daily vaping as a smoking cessation method. The study found that adult cigarette smokers who also used vapes and eLiquids every day were 77% more likely than non-users to have quit and stayed off cigarettes after two years.
The paper, published in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research, used data from about 8,200 adults who participated in the nationally representative Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health Study. Each person provided information about their health, lifestyle, tobacco use, as well as other useful metrics used in the study, and then updated researchers about their tobacco use a year and two years later.
At the beginning of the study only 3.6% of smokers self reported daily vape use, while 18% reported a more sporadic kind of use. What the researchers found was that people in that small group of daily vapers were more likely than either periodic vapers users or non-vapers to report abstaining from traditional cigarettes by the end of the study.
Eleven percent of the original daily vapers reported being combustible smoke free during both of the follow-up surveys, an improvement over the 6% of non-vapers who had kicked the habit. However on and off vaping was not associated with these higher odds of quitting.
What do you think about this non-negative press showing up in a major magazine publication? While the article is certainly a bit more on the science side, it does not conclude that vaping should be thrown under the bus, is this a sign of things to come? Are we just starting to see the beginning of the end of the vape hysteria?