greenlover wrote:If this product was the end all then WHY do regular cig smokers keep using their drug delivery system & NOT embrace yours after all you can vap anywhere your heart desires so their must be something about your choice of nic delivery system that keeps those pesky hardcore never say die smokers smoking marboros & not e cigs.
Well, I don't want to point fingers but I suspect it might have something to do with certain people saying that people should just keep smoking until they're ready to quit cold turkey.
On a more technical level, some people may be addicted to more than just the nicotine in traditional cigarettes...Studies are showing that nicotine combined with other tobacco alkaloids including Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors have a synergistic effect on addiction. Additionally, e-cig researchers are developing liquids that contain "Whole Tobacco Alkaloids" that may satisfy people who still feel like something is "missing" in e-cigarettes that contain only nicotine.
Regardless, according to preliminary results that were published yesterday in BioMedCentral of a pilot clinical study on the effectiveness of e-cigarettes, e-cigarettes appear to be MORE effective at smoking cessation (and/or harm reduction) than even NRT's. When used as directed, NRT's are proven to only be 7% effective just 6 months after ending treatment. After quitting with NRT, 93% resume smoking within 6 months and 98.4% resume the habit within 20 months. However, among users who did not want to quit
, 22% had completely quit smoking after 6 months and another 30+% had reduced the number of cigarettes smoked by at least 50%. Nothing is 100% safe or effective, but switching to smoke-free alternatives like e-cigarettes that can be customized to be as similar or different as smoking as needed to break the habit is proving to be a lot closer than anything that is sold by corporations who also sell drugs to treat cancer, heart and lung disease--wonder why??