For the remaining approaches:
- 35.3% of smokers attempted to reduce consumption using electronic cigarettes
- 25.4% used nicotine patches or pills.
- On 24 , 7% attempted to switch completely to vaping.
- 20.4% of smokers tried to switch to "soft" cigarettes, which do not reduce harm to practice. 15% received help from a doctor or other health professional.
- 12.2% of those who stopped smoking used drugs like Zyban or Chantix
- 7 , 1% used a smoking cessation website
- 5.4% telephoned a smoking cessation line
Smokers who used a single approach to quit smoking
For those who only used a method in their quit attempt, the situation was more or less the same. 4.3% of smokers tried to decrease with vaping, and another 4.3% tried to quit by vaping. Patches, gums, medications, soft cigarettes and advice (from doctors, websites or support lines) were less popular, listed in descending order of popularity. Once again, the cold turkey was the most used method.
The study itself may not seem particularly important, but if it is a sign of something very important: smokers like vaping. More than a third of them reduced smoking by vaping, or at least tried, and nearly a quarter tried to change completely. Unfortunately, there is not enough information provided to calculate the percentage you tried to change to vaping in general, but it should be more than 35%, maybe 40% or even more.