I like looking around the news wire for articles about e-cigarettes, vaping, cigarettes and the like. There’s always studies done it seems that try to point that vaping does not in fact lead to stopping smoking, but then there’s always a counter to that as well. It seems that the studies are biased or slanted in a way to get the desired response.
I read a recent article today on blastingnews.com that claims to get real studies from real vapers to get to the hard truth about whether or not they are helping to quit smoking, and was very happy with what I read there.
It cites a study conducted on over 7,200 individuals from 72 countries and was called the “Vaping Truth Survey”. I like the name of it already! The study was conducted on Facebook and Twitter and sought to go to the real source of information on these kinds of products and their effectiveness in putting down real cigarettes for good — real vapers themselves. First-hand accounts of how they’ve affected each person’s life.
What percent of the respondents do you think said that vaping worked for them in stopping smoking? 50%? 75%? Higher? Lower?
A whopping 98% said that they worked for them. Wow! I mean, I can believe it, as I’ve seen what they’ve done for me since I started vaping a few years ago, kicking a 13 year smoking habit.
Digging into the data even more, 42% said that they were able to stop smoking with an e-cigarette within the first day of trying vaping. And 75% said they were able to quit within one month of making the switch. Truly great numbers, and I’m curious how long of a timeline it takes until all 98% (who responded that vaping helped them quit) are accounted for.
Some of them answered that they still smoke occasionally, but is a minority of 12%, and most responded that they want to eventually quit smoking altogether.
I’ll say with the anonymity that social media can provide, this survey does deserve a closer look, but I have to say that I’m encouraged by what it says at this point. Hope to see more of this in the future!