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    Results are In - Elusion Ecigs as good as nicotine Patches

    This is the result from the NZ ecig clinical study. They were using ecigs donated by PGM International (see pg 16) - which is the Elusion Brand.

    657 smokers who wanted to quit smoking and divided them into three groups.

    292 of them were given 13 weeks' supply of commercially available e-cigarettes, each of which contained around 16mg of nicotine.

    292 of them given 13 weeks of nicotine patches,

    73 got placebo e-cigarettes containing no nicotine.

    At the end of the six-month study, 5.7 percent of participants had managed to completely stop smoking for that period.

    The proportion of participants who quit was highest in the e-cigarettes group at 7.3 percent compared to 5.8 percent on nicotine patches and 4.1 percent on placebo - the differences were not statistically significant, so the results were that the two products were comparable.

    The study also found that among those who had not managed to quit, cigarette consumption was markedly more reduced in the nicotine e-cigarettes group, compared to both other groups.

    Some 57 percent of people using e-cigarettes had cut their daily number of cigarettes smoked by at least half after six months, compared to just over 40 percent of the patches group.


    Link : E-cigarettes as good as nicotine patches in helping smokers quit | Reuters

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    Imagine if these people were given a VV eGo battery with a bottom coil clearomizer, and 13 weeks supply of a popular premixed 18mg/mL ejuice.
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    lol interesting - those elusion ecigs arent much cop. I started on those about 2 years ago and didnt manage to quit although I did cut down a lot. Their prefilled carts used to be 100% pg which I found a bit harsh on the throat. I dont know whether they still are.

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    Pretty poor results really, the Elusion's didn't do much better than patches.

    I wonder how long it will take them to get around to testing PV use as a quitting aid instead of crappy cigalikes.....or maybe they like it that way, cuz it produces the results they want, ie: ecigs don't really work that well.
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    I started on the Elusion Ego (which would probably get a better result than the carts), but even a regular ego and stardust was a big improvement over the Elusion.
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    And Chris Snowdon's appraisal of the study .............

    The study also finds that smokers find e-cigarettes more appealing and are much more likely to recommend them to their friends than patches. Amongst those who failed to give up entirely, a third of e-cigarette users were still using them after 6 months (and had cut down their cigarette intake) while only one in ten of the patches group were still using patches.

    The study is accompanied by a sound commentary by Peter Hayek who addresses all the usual scare-mongering objections of e-cigarettes' opponents (who are surely busy right now looking for flaws in the study), such as their wibble about 'gateway effects' and 'renormalising' smoking. He also explains the importance of keeping the e-cigarette market free and innovative—which will not happen if it is subjected to heavy-handed medical regulation.


    Velvet Glove, Iron Fist: E-cigarettes at least as effective as patches - official
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    And the ANTZ ......................

    “Some people need to try different things to quit, and that’s okay, because quitting is better than dying,” she said. “Addiction is tough to get over. Most people take four or five attempts to quit before they actually succeed. “

    And while the findings of the study show that the e-cigarette may be as effective as nicotine patches, it doesn’t address what Benker said is the bigger issue.

    “The real harm with e-cigarettes is that young people are able to buy them, and they think they’re safe,” she said. “They are being marketed towards young people as being safe and cool, which isn’t good.”

    E-cigarettes As Effective As Nicotine Patches, Study Says - Stop Smoking Center - Everyday Health
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    I think I like the sound of this one ...................

    Study finds 70 percent stop tobacco use.

    Dr. Keith Ablow, New York Times bestselling author, has just released the results of his expanded clinical study of electronic cigarettes in his practice. Over the course of three months, Dr. Ablow monitored and tracked patients’ experiences using electronic cigarettes to determine the effectiveness for transitioning smokers from traditional cigarettes to a tobacco-free, nicotine delivery device. Dr. Ablow found that 70 percent reported they had stopped using tobacco products entirely.

    Study finds 70 percent stop tobacco use - News - Wagoner Tribune
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    Wow thaught the rate of quitting would be much higher than that but probably comes down to the devise,are under age people allowed to buy ecigs?If this is marketed to create more sales from people that do not allready smoke the ecig market will fail for us all but when big business buys it way into this it's only looking at the bottom line and not a way for people to get off cigs and we loose.(IMO)
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    E-cigarettes versus Nicotine patches.

    But related to this, one issue to be clear on is that the results of the study only really applies to the brand that was tested (which was a fairly low-performance and basic e-cigarette model). E-cigarettes take many different forms and improvements in technology are rapid. If a higher performance ‘second generation’ device that provided better nicotine delivery or better consumer experience were used, results could be different. Hopefully following this study, others will design research looking at this.

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    It worries me that they may use these results as a ruse, to group vaping with other NRT's in their push for medical regulations.

    E-cigarettes more effective than nicotine patches, study finds.

    “Given the increasing popularity of these devices in many countries, and the accompanying regulatory uncertainty and inconsistency, larger, longer-term trials are urgently needed to establish whether these devices might be able to fulfil their potential as effective and popular smoking cessation aids,” said Professor Chris Bullen, director of Auckland’s National Institute for Health Innovation.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/life-st...s-8803575.html

 

 
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