January 07, 2014

ECR Interviews Researcher on Long-Term Vaping

Our friends over at e-Cigarette Reviewed published an interview with researcher Jean-Francois Etter about his recent study on the impact of long-term vaping.  It's a good read all around, but keep in mind this is not what should be considered a conclusive study.  Even so, it demonstrates some major potential with e-cigarettes.

No ex-smokers in your study who were vaping relapsed to daily smoking – why do you think the relapse rate is so low? Do e-cigs really seem to be that effective, or is it likely to be just a quirk of the sample selection process?

JFE: Both elements played a role here, But the effect is so large (normally 95% of ex-smokers relapse within one year) that it cannot be attributed only to selection problems, there must be a real effect here. E-cigs most probably prevent relapse in former smokers.

via Interview with Professor Jean-Francois Etter on Long-Term Vaping.

That's a huge deal in comparison to traditional NRT. Even if 50% of that can be attributed to sampling bias, that's still significantly better than anything else.  It also seems to blow the whole gateway argument out of the water.

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