The debate of whether or not e cigarettes can help people quit smoking is one that has been raging ever since the products first hit the market. The debate is one that has numerous proponents and opponents but a new survey conducted in Poland has some finds that may lend credence to the proponents of the argument that e cigarettes help smokers quit.
A web based survey which involved over 179 e cigarette users has turned up that 66% of those users had quit smoking traditional tobacco based cigarettes. Almost all of the users surveyed stated that they used e cigarettes every day. And then an additional 25% of the users surveyed said they used less than five real cigarettes a day. That is 91% saying that using e cigarettes has led to a significant decrease in using regular cigarettes. In fact the majority of the users surveyed openly stated that they started using e cigarettes in an effort to quit smoking.
It should be noted that this is an isolated test but it should still prove to be a headache for e cigarette critics, those that have been very vocal in their disapproval of the popular products. This is just the latest report that comes out in support for the argument that e cigarettes are harmless. A recent series of reports by various groups had determined that the vapor from e cigarettes was harmless to the environment as well as to users. It essentially meant that e cigarettes have no second hand smoke effect and that using them around non smokers would not be harmful. It should be taken into account that this is only one survey that reflects one area and does indicate e cigarettes’ effectiveness on a global scale. While this information should not be considered conclusive evidence that e cigarettes are effective as smoking cessation products it certainly does not hurt the argument either.