The use of E-cigarettes to help people quit smoking is becoming more and more popular. Little is known about the health risks of using e-cigarettes and there is also debate about whether they help to quit smoking cigarettes and about how effective they are.e-cigarettes

The following is the result of a survey done in the EU.

Expectations: Why people used e-cigarettes

67% to stop or reduce smoking                                                                                                                                                             44% to smoke where smoking traditional cigarettes is not allowed                                                                                             24% because it’s cool

Reality: How e-cigarettes has effected smoking habits

14% quit entirely                                                                                                                                                                                      13% quit for a while                                                                                                                                                                                21% cut down                                                                                                                                                                                           45% did not stop smoking                                                                                                                                                                     4% smoked more                                                                                                                                                                                     3% don’t know

Even though the most common reason for using e-cigarettes is to stop or cut down on tobacco smoking, 45 % of users surveyed did not reduce tobacco smoking at all.

In reality there is not much evidence available to say that e-cigarettes is an effective tool to stop smoking as not enough research has been done in comparing the results of traditional ways to quit.

The biggest worry is not that e-cigarettes can help to stop smoking cigarettes but what are the harmful effects of smoking e-cigarettes. If nicotine is being used then there is probably a strong case for them to have harmful effects.

About Steve Gardiner

Stephen Gardiner originates from Rhodesia, (Zimbabwe) then working around the globe before finally settling in Brisbane Australia. As a scientist, Steve always had an interest in human development, especially Mind Plastisicity and how we cope with stress, anxiety and addictive behaviours. Over the past 15 years Steve has assisted many clients to transform their lives by resolving the obstacles holding them back.

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