Electronic cigarettes ('vaping') help people quit smoking, even when they don't want to, according to new research from the University of East Anglia, in Norwich, UK. The study shows that smokers who switch to vaping CBD may be better able to stay smoke-free in the long term.
Even people who didn't want to quit smoking finally gave up because they found that vaping CBD was more enjoyable. The principal investigator, Dr. Caitlin Notley, of the Norwich Medical School of the UEA, said:
"Electronic cigarettes are at least 95 percent less harmful than smoking, and are now the most popular help to quit smoking in the United Kingdom".
"However, the idea of using electronic cigarettes to quit smoking, and particularly long-term use, remains controversial. We wanted to know how people consume electronic cigarettes to quit smoking, and if vaping cbd is compatible with abstinence from long-term smoking"
The research team conducted in-depth interviews with 40 consumers of electronic cigarettes.
They were asked about their smoking history and their previous attempts to quit smoking and how they began to 'vape', how they prepared their electronic cigarettes if they preferred flavours and strength, and if they had switched to 'vaping' in an attempt to give up smoking.
Vaping CBD helps even heavy smokers quit tobacco
They were also asked about situations and experiences that made them fall into smoking.
"We discovered that 'vaping CBD can support long-term tobacco withdrawal - the expert says - not only does it replace many of the physical, psychological, social and cultural elements of smoking, but it is pleasant in itself, as well as convenient and cheaper than smoking. "
"Our study group also felt better in itself: the participants noticed a better respiratory function, sense of taste and smell. But the really interesting thing we found is that 'vaping cbd' can also encourage people who don't even want to quit smoking, to finally quit, "highlights this expert.
Although the majority of the sample group reported a long history of smoking and multiple previous attempts to quit, a minority (17 percent) said they enjoyed smoking and had never seriously tried to quit. "These were our accidental former smokers," Notley says.
"They had no intention of quitting smoking and had tried to 'vape' on a whim, or because they had been offered by friends. Then they liked it, and only then did they see it as a potential substitute to tobacco ".
"A lot of people talked about how they saw that vaping cbd was an approach without pressure to quit smoking," he adds. While most of the group quickly and completely changed from smoking to vaping, some found themselves consuming cigarettes and vaping, and then switching to quitting smoking. "We found that people occasionally relapsed with a cigarette, mainly for social or emotional reasons, but this did not necessarily lead to a complete relapse. This study suggests that vaping cbd is a viable long-term substitute for smoking, with substantial implications for the reduction of tobacco damage."
92% of vapers have quit smoking, this is why Vaping CBD is the solution
Myths about Vaping CBD
With the help of scientists and experts, we reviewed some of the false perceptions that have been installed in society about vaping. It is 95% less harmful than tobacco, there is no such thing as a passive vaper and 92% of the almost 500,000 people in the EU who use it have managed to quit smoking. While tobacco kills 700,000 people every year in the European Union, vaping CBD can actually save those lives.
Technology can be our best ally. Personal vaporizers, better known as electronic cigarettes, have helped millions of people quit smoking. As a public health tool, the effectiveness of vaping CBD is well demonstrated.
More than 10,200,000 people use electronic cigarettes in the European Union (2% of the population). However, the ignorance and determination of some to contradict the scientific evidence prevent personal vaporizers from reaching a good part of smokers, who could use this method to quit tobacco and literally save their lives.
With the help of scientists, experts and users, we will try to correct some false perceptions that have been installed in society about vaping.
Myth 1 - It Is Another Way Of Smoking
Articles and reports in the press, radio or television that have defined the use of electronic cigarettes as "a new way of smoking" are counted by tens. It is not true. When lighting a cigarette with the lighter, a combustion takes place that does not take place in the personal vaporizers.
"This combustion causes 4,000 to 7,000 toxic substances, of which probably more than 100 are carcinogens," says Carmen Escrig, a PhD in Cellular and Genetic Biology from the Autonomous University of Madrid and international coordinator of MOVE, an initiative in favour of backed vaping by scientists from all over the world. “In contrast, with the electronic cigarette what you introduce into your body it is a vapour of a substance that is composed of four others: propylene glycol, glycerol [or glycerin, of vegetable origin], food aromas and nicotine to the extent demanded by the consumer ”, which can be zero.
Myth 2 - It Is As Bad As Tobacco
The British Ministry of Health and the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom have been resounding in this regard. After analyzing a decade of scientific studies on electronic cigarettes, they have determined that vaping CBD is 95% less harmful than smoking. In other words: the damage that personal vaporizers can do is, at most, 5% of what tobacco does with its dozens of carcinogenic substances.
Myth 3 - It Does Not Help To Stop Smoking
Most of those who turn to electronic cigarettes to quit smoking use vaping juice with nicotine. Each user chooses the concentration they deem appropriate, and it is often reduced as time passes and their degree of addiction decreases. There are many who end up vaping CBD without it, which greatly facilitates gradually abandoning not only the conventional cigarette, but also the electronic one.
Although scientific evidence supports vaping CBD as a tool to reduce tobacco damage, its detractors remain to be a lot (55% of those who responded to the Eurobarometer survey think it is harmful to the same or greater extent than tobacco) and also people who think that it does not help to quit smoking (52%).
However, the most relevant study in this regard, published by a group of researchers from Greece, the United Kingdom and France, revealed that more than 6 million smokers in the European Union had quit smoking and another 9 million had reduced their consumption of tobacco thanks to electronic cigarettes.
Myth 4 - Electronic Cigarettes Exploit
News of incidents caused by the explosion of vaporizers circulate widely on social networks such as Facebook and have reached the media, causing an unjustified social alarm.
The most likely explanation in cases related to electronic cigarettes is the use of low-quality products (buying a Chinese battery that will cause problems in the long run).
The most common devices to start vaping CBD (the electronic starter kits) have mechanisms to protect against short circuits, precisely to prevent deflagration if the batteries give a problem.