If we now look at the number of people who abandoned their project, we found that only 8% always wore a patch six months later, against 33% of vapoteurs who are still using their electronic cigarettes.
Remember that in practice? The e-cigarette is effective in smoking cessation. It is at least as much as the patch or more to reduce its consumption. Finally, those who try are more likely to persist in this path.
About the harmfulness of the e-cigarette, the debate remains open, but what is certain is that it is incomparably less toxic than the real cigarette.
Superiority of e-cigarette on the patch
The researchers were interested in some 657 smokers who wanted to give up cigarettes. Half of them have used nicotine patches to facilitate weaning, others have used the famous e-cigarette. Verdict, six months later, 5.8% of patched actually stopped their consumption of cigarettes, against 7.3% vapoteurs.
This difference was however not considered significant. In other words, researchers have found similar efficiency between the patch and the e-cigarettes. In contrast, among those who failed weaning, the e-cigarette has proved clearly superior to patches to reduce the total number of cigarettes smoked: 57% vapoteurs halved their consumption of cigarettes, against 41% of smokers wearing a patch.