Since the introduction of electronic cigarettes in the market, debates have been carried out whether e-cigarettes actually help regular smokers in quitting their smoking habit. Even though several have claimed that e-cigarettes have assisted them in a great deal to giving up their habit of smoking, doubts have still been raised over the authenticity of such claims.
None can really argue the fact that the usage of e-cigarettes have drastically increased around the globe in recent years. Despite the rise in the e-cigarettes sale, several still fail to accept that the e-cigarettes should be used as an alternative to smoking.
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Electronic cigarettes were originally introduced as an alternative to smoking. A Chinese pharmacist and a smoker, Han Lik, set his ambition to develop e-cigarette following his father's death due to lung cancer. Lik was moved by the tragedy and wanted to change others' lives as well by introducing something in the market that could lead smokers to quit smoking.
The idea was phenomenal, and was meant to be successful. However, the reluctance of health and safety authorities along with the ambiguities surrounding the device, it seems like the e-cigarettes will not remain in the market for long despite their induction only for the good.
According to some reports, the usage of e-cigarettes will astronomically increase if the ambiguities surrounding the usage and safety of the device are clarified. Donna Manders, a certified tobacco treatment specialist working at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, was quoted as saying:
“Our patients are highly motivated to quit, but they're confused about the mixed messages of e-cigarettes. A lot of them believe the hype that is out there, that these must be safe because they're being sold everywhere.”
On the other end, the e-cigarette consumers have only encouraging things to say about this technology. Many have clearly indicated that the usage of e-cigarettes have only bettered their life, while several encourage the other smokers as well to use e-cigarettes in order to quit smoking.
Phillip Scott, who smoked a pack a day since he was 19, stated that he has effectively quit smoking with the help of e-cigarettes.
“I was tired of smoking excessively, but I was unable to quit. The most I managed without smoking was a couple of days I guess. However, I have now effectively quit smoking, thanks to vaping.”
Melinda, mother of two and a former smoker, clearly mentioned how vaping changed her life.
“At first, I thought it was just another trick to force people quitting smoking. However, once I used it, it completely changed my life. I was looking to quit, but my willpower wasn't strong enough to keep me away from smokes. Since I started vaping, I've started feeling better. I feel like I'm breathing easily and freely.”
Although these opinions do not reflect the entire vaping community, it still signifies that e-cigarettes played an integral role in changing their lives, and we can safely assume that vaping helps people in quitting smoking.