Does Vapor Technology Help People Quit Smoking? || VIDA News

Does Vapor Technology Help People Quit Smoking? || VIDA News


– Good grief, when I was
in high school, they had a smoker’s lounge in the high school. But at least the one person
I know well who vapes credits this with stopping drinking cig, stopping smoking cigarettes, and I wonder do you feel
this is an effective way? If that’s true, we’re saving
lots of lives, aren’t we? Could you respond to the
idea this is an effective way to stop smoking? – There is certainly potential
that electronic cigarettes, particularly those that are
high nicotine that when the user breathes them in has a similar
spike in nicotine, that the– – Well, people must know by
now, does it work or not work? Is this an effective way to stop smoking? – Certainly, it is probably
better than patches and gums. – We do have, you know, the
results of a randomized, controlled trial, which
is the gold standard, which is for scientific
evidence, published in probably the most prestigious medical
journal in the world, “The New England Journal of
Medicine,” earlier this year, demonstrating that smokers
who managed to switch to e-cigarettes, quit at twice
the rate compared to those who use nicotine replacement therapies. So the evidence base is building, so you know, I don’t think we can any
longer say that we don’t have evidence that these
products can help smokers quit.

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