A CDC study shows that more smokers stopped smoking by vaping than by other means (page 2)

A recent CDC study shows that more smokers stopped smoking by vaping than by NRT (Nicotine Replacement Treatments) and other medications. (page 2)

Fun fact: A group of researchers from the University of Virginia Commonwealth have found that Viagra may be useful in treating prostate cancer when used in combination with doxorubicin. The combination of drugs has also been found useful in the treatment of ovarian and stomach cancer.

Compare this with Zyban or Chantix, used by only 12.2% of smokers trying to quit. Vaping is more than three times more popular than FDA-approved medications. While vapers can instinctively scoff at the use of smoking cessation medications, they undeniably work, increasing their likelihood of quitting smoking two to three times as compared to a placebo treatment.

Nicotine replacement therapies also increase their likelihood of quitting, and are widely available, but only 25.4% of smokers used them. Unlike vaping, the authors did not separate them into attempts to reduce and attempts to abandon altogether. Overall, evidence about NRT suggests that they are effective around 8% of the time - not much, but still better than going cold turkey.

 

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