Top 3 Vaping Studies Done in Q1 2019
There’s no doubt that 2019 has been quite an exciting year for the vaping industry as more and more studies are improving general attitudes toward this widely popular alternative to smoking. It might be hard to believe, but vaping has only been around for about a decade, only really becoming popular among the public over the last handful of years. Now that the industry has been around long enough, more and more researchers are giving it the attention that it deserves, leading to positive studies that can encourage more people to quit smoking at last.
Q1 Study #1: Vaping in the Military is at an All-Time High as Smoking Rates Drop Significantly
One recent study reported that military members are trading in their cigarettes for vaping devices in astoundingly high numbers. The study noted that back in 2011, almost 25 percent of the military smoked cigarettes. Now, almost 25 percent of the military vape regularly while the number of smokers has dropped to just 7 percent.
The numbers show a very obvious correlation between those who quit smoking and those who picked up vaping. This demonstrates the fact that vaping has the potential to be a powerful smoking cessation tool that can keep people off of cigarettes permanently. The study also shows that these numbers do not reflect the rest of the country, where only about 5 percent of Americans vape while about 12 percent of American adults are regular smokers.
Q1 Study #2: Nicotine Might Benefit Cognitive Function While Preventing Cognitive Decline
The one ingredient that e-liquids and cigarettes share in common is, of course, nicotine. This chemical compound naturally occurs in the tobacco plant and is known for its highly addictive nature. But, does that mean that nicotine is automatically a bad thing?
A group of researchers are currently challenging the notion that nicotine is inherently bad by preparing to test its effects on cognitive function. The researchers found that previous medical studies demonstrated nicotine’s positive impact on brain activity, being capable of improving memory, focus, decision-making skills and mental stamina.
The researchers strongly believe that nicotine, independent from tobacco, has the potential to prevent cognitive decline that results from aging and can lead to dementia. They feel that the brain-boosting effects of this stimulant may keep cognitive functions strong as the body ages by preventing the neurons from dying off prematurely.
While the study has not actually been conducted yet, the researchers have released the sources of their inspiration as well as compelling statistics about cognitive decline. Currently, they’re just waiting for the proper funding and the right number of participants so that the study can be underway. Stay tuned!
Q1 Study #3. Vaping’s a More Effective Smoking Cessation Tool Than Nicotine Patches or Gum
If you haven’t heard, England is a bit more friendly toward vaping than we are. British lawmakers famously funded a study about the long-term effects of vaping in order to verify that it’s less harmful than smoking. They used this study to create their vaping laws, which are known for being extremely lenient compared to many other countries around the world.
So, it’s unsurprising that England has given us yet another pro-vaping study. This time, the researchers tested e-cigarettes as well as nicotine patches and nicotine gum in order to determine which commercial smoking cessation product is most effective in the long term.
While nicotine patches and nicotine gum are each about 10 percent effective, vaping is about 20 percent effective. The study concluded that those who are looking to quit cigarettes are more likely to have success with vaping than any other method that’s available.
Additionally, the study noted how those who use nicotine gum and patches are extremely likely to go back to smoking in less than a year. Meanwhile, it’s very likely that smokers who switch to vaping stay off of the cigarettes for good.
If the general public can see that vaping is primarily a smoking cessation tool, perhaps our country will begin to support the industry more than ever before.
What Does All This Mean for the Vaping Industry?
Currently, the FDA and the vaping industry aren’t exactly best friends. The industry hopes that as more and more studies come out to show how vaping is indeed a better alternative to smoking, lawmakers will be laxer on vaping laws across the country. In countries like England, studies like these have led to fair vaping laws that have made e-cigarettes and vaping devices extremely accessible to those who are looking to quit cigarettes. Vapers hope that it’s only a matter of time before the United States follows in England’s footsteps.
In the meantime, vapers can use these studies to convince their friends and family that the hobby might not be quite as bad as they think.
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