Preaching to the already converted but this is a useful link - this is a new U.S based study from Harvard. Please share it around when you hear the old “vaping doesn’t help people quit” line rolled out as it is so often.
Step in right direction tho they had to get the drug push in there
“Smokers who plan to stop smoking should still be encouraged to first use FDA-approved therapies rather than e-cigarettes,” says Nancy Rigotti, MD, senior author of the paper and director of the MGH Tobacco Research and Treatment Center. FDA-approved therapies for smoking cessation include varenicline, bupropion, or nicotine patches, gum, or lozenges. “But, this study suggests e-cigarettes may be helpful for some smokers who are not able to quit with these existing treatments,” she added.
Was just thinking the same thing. These hugely profitable industries are just begging for our pocket change. However, it’s surprising that any such researchers have not had their funding yanked - so I would bet that they feel somewhat compelled to semi-reverently “praise the existing system” (medical-industrial complex).
That’s a good one, as you said if we start spreading it, at least the already converted can reply with facts! I’ll do it on our forums over here. Cheers bud.
Well they advertised vareniclin and things we never heard of… so the funding is safe… And what about the “e-cigarettes contain nicotine” … who said that??? “May contain nicotine…” they forgot about that… but it’s a step forward and they had to admit it, one way or another!
For our Italian readers here’s the link to the post : https://www.sigarettaelettronicaforum.com/voglio-smettere-di-fumare/31644-luso-regolare-della-e-cig-nuovo-studio.html#post375086
They have banned smoking in my country since 27th March, vaping too. But the cost of illegal cigarettes is astronomical and many people I know have moved to illegal vaping as it is waaaaaayyy cheaper hehe