E.U. Study Proves Benefits of Vaping

In this article by reason.com, the benefits of vaping are once again proven by yet another study, this time by the E.U.

The study surveyed 27,460 participants, and results showed that 48.5 million people have tried e-cigarettes, 9 million people have been able to reduce smoking through their use of electronic cigarettes, and 6 million people were able to quit smoking entirely.

“These are probably the highest rates of smoking cessation and reduction ever observed in such a large population study,” says the lead researcher, Konstantinos Farsalinos, a cardiologist at the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center in Athens. “The European Union data show that the use of electronic cigarettes seems to have a positive impact on public health for two main reasons: 1) High smoking cessation and reduction rates are observed, and 2) electronic cigarette use is largely confined to smokers (current and former), with minimal use by nonsmokers.”

The article notes that these numbers are considered non-conclusive as they were submitted via self-reports, but “policy makers and regulators should not lightly dismiss the experiences of millions who say e-cigarettes helped them make changes that dramatically reduced the health hazards they face.”

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