Small Study Finds Immediate Smoking Reduction With E-Cigs
A small study funded by electronic cigarette company NJOY and helmed by independent researchers has found more supporting evidence of smoking reduction and cessation in conjunction with e-cig use — even over as short a period as one week.
The study looked at smoking rates of 28 individuals ages 18 to 65 who were not planning to quit smoking. Researchers gave individuals e-cigarettes to use and watched the change in smoking rate over a one week period.
This is not unlike a much larger study done in Italy. Although the sample here is relatively small, it still suggests that individuals can benefit greatly from electronic cigarettes as a method of smoking cessation and reduction.
Reportedly, 4 of the individuals had quit smoking within the week of observation. All together, almost 90% cut their smoking amount significantly. There will likely be more to report, but the full study results will not be published until October 1st.
The study itself is a pilot and will likely serve as a foundation for a much larger study helmed by the same researcher.
The more e-cigs can show an immediate cessation rate among avid smokers, the more promising. Immediate cessation can be built upon with additional therapy and support and turn it into long term cessation.