When testing quit smoking aids like e-cigarettes, nicotine replacement therapies (NRTs), and prescription drugs like Zyban and Chantix, scientists usually test a placebo alongside the real thing.
Here are some interesting facts on the history of Smoking from an Australian Cancer Council.
Many people start smoking and keep smoking for many reasons.
There are lots of reasons that people take up smoking. Here are 11 of the most common.
There’s no doubt, the sooner you quit smoking the better off your health will be as a result…
There are many people who just smoke socially… when they are drinking, or when they see certain friends that smoke.
Allen Carr of “Easy Way”, a reputable stop smoking organisation commissioned research company Atomik to survey
The 2 most widely used medications to quit smoking are Zyban and Chantix. Here are the success rates of both.
A recent trial where both methods were compared against a placebo, showed that e-cigarettes had a similar success rate to nicotine patches when quitting smoking.
Every major study of the nicotine patch returned low success rates with the average success rate being just 9.3%. That’s even lower than going cold turkey which has a success rate of 11.5%.
With so much information online to quit smoking, how do you decide which method is best to quit smoking. Maybe science can help…
For some, quitting smoking can be a real challenge, e-cigarettes or nicotine replacement therapies like patches or gum may not work either.
According to WebMd.com “use of e-cigarettes has risen significantly in recent years: Only 2 percent of U.S. smokers reported using them in 2010, but that number jumped to over 30 percent in 2012”
Nicotine gum is another form of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) it comes in different flavours and strengths.
Scientists have warned that e-cigarette vapour damages DNA in a way that can lead to cancer.