Category Archives: How to Quit Smoking

How to Quit Smoking

This Product is Less Harmful than Smoking, but We Can’t Tell Smokers

Vaping has gained tremendously in popularity in recent years, with some studies suggesting e-vapour use is as much as 95-per-cent less harmful than smoking combustible cigarettes. Governments everywhere are grappling with e-vapour technology and how best to regulate it, and Health Canada is presently conducting consultations. Read the entire post at FinancialPost.com

Report Debunks Myth That Vaping is as Toxic as Smoking

A NEW report has found that there is conclusive evidence that e-cigarettes are less dangerous than regular cigarettes, and smokers who switch to vaping reduce their exposure to lethal toxicants and carcinogens. The National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released this report, which has over 600 pages examining the health consequences of e-cigarettes with […]

To Cut Smoking’s Harm, Switch to Vaping?

“Studies show that if most current American smokers switched to vaping e-cigarettes over the next 10 years, there could be as many as 6.6 million fewer premature deaths and 86.7 million fewer life years would be lost,” says David Abrams, professor of social and behavioral sciences at New York University’s College of Global Public Health […]

5 Things You Need to Quit Smoking

A popular New Year’s resolution that many fail to keep is to quit smoking. “Many people underestimate how difficult it is to not only quit smoking, but to maintain the change,” said Zane Freeman, the research coordinator for the YMCA Exercise Intervention for Smoking Cessation Study at UT Austin. The YMCA Exercise Intervention is one of several public […]

Cigarette Taxes Are the Best Way to Cut Smoking, Scaring Big Tobacco

Health experts agree that raising taxes is the most effective way to reduce tobacco use. The U.S. surgeon general, the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have all concluded that raising taxes helps large numbers of smokers to quit and have advocated loudly for it. But many states – Missouri, […]

Should People Who Can’t Quit Smoking Switch to E-Cigarettes?

Switching to e-cigarettes won’t solve all the health problems smokers face. For example, e-cigarettes are still addictive, and studies suggest that they may be bad for heart health. But compared with traditional tobacco cigarettes — which, in addition to nicotine, are full of tar and other toxins— e-cigarettes could be a less-risky option, a new study suggests. […]

Success Rates for People Quitting Smoking Hit Record High

Success rates for smokers trying to give up have hit a record high in part thanks to the increasing use of e-cigarettes, figures reveal. Nearly 20% of those who attempted to quit in the first half of 2017 managed to kick the habit, a University College London report shows. By contrast, over the past decade […]

Smokers Who Use E-cigarettes Every Day ‘are most likely to quit cigarettes’

Researchers found that more than half of daily e-cigarette users had quit smoking in the last five years compared to just 28 per cent of adults who had never tried vaping. And the probability of quitting smoking was three times higher in vapers than those who smoke tobacco, researchers at Columbia University found. Lead author […]

More Evidence Shows Vaping Helps People Quit Smoking

The evidence is mounting that e-cigarettes help people quit smoking, so why do state and local governments keep banning them or regulating them like tobacco products? The latest research on the effects of e-cigarette use comes from a study, published in the British Medical Journal, of more than 160,000 Americans over a 14-year period. “[I]n […]

E-cigarettes Needed to Get More Adults to Quit Smoking

Some tobacco control activists are so blinded by a commitment to destroy the tobacco industry that they can’t see the potential of a life-saving, harm reduction alternative, e-cigarettes. The absurdity of allowing the widespread availability of the most dangerous consumer product ever invented while effectively banning a much safer substitute defies logic and will only protect […]