Along with the continuous barrage of misinformation about vaping there is a continuous stream of data to discover the reality of the situation. People like Stanton Glantz make extreme statements are based on studies that bad (probably done for him) and provide a global platform to spread the message that while the researchers hard as recognition of Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos a struggle even get in the means of many working their research.
This is true in almost every aspect vaping debate, but it is a dangerous precedent “debate” about whether vaping really help smokers quit. This is not. But that did not stop the bad information flow, usually based on a study bathroom and the sense of control denied the most basic of interested readers, even a non-expert who decided to read past the headlines.
A good example is a study in 2018 will be published no less than lead author Stanton Glantz, the data from a Euro barometer survey in 2014 and concluded analyzed:
In the general population, the net effect of the influx of electronic cigarettes in the European Union (and England) conventional pressed with smoking cessation connected.
This is in contrast with many research around the world, and it is surprising that there is something wrong with the analysis. Therefore Dr. Farsalinos and Anastasia Barbouni a new study published on the basis of the 2017 version of the same survey, analysis and improvement – surprisingly – come to very different conclusions. They found that current or previous day vaping positively associated with recently left.
So what happens here? Why two studies come to such different results?
The study was based in 2014 look at the data in a way on a Euro barometer survey, which is fairly simple. The researchers analyzed all non-smokers in the sample, and compared to those who had regularly vaped with people who never about their chances, an ex-smoker vaped. They find that really do not see every day, vaping occasional or experimental, ex-smokers may be lower in those who already vaped compared to those who did not.
The big problem with these results is that vaping not always given. While it is certainly possible to get the e-cigarettes in 2009, he said he did not really take off until much later, and the author does not have the time to consider that had left since former smoker has passed. Many ex-smokers quit in the group before smoking steam yet available, the results distorted compared to so easily. an artificial abundance former smokers who leave without vaping, not because vaping is not created work, but because the option is not available, even for many of them.
The new study – to update and improve analysis
Here, new studies will come. The researchers studied 2,017 Euro Barometer, more than 13,000 smokers and ex-sample of the entire European Union. They noted several socio-demographic factors such as age, gender, social class and education, see the consumption of snuff users, and broke into a daily, sometimes and never vapers had also noted that remain vaped or at the time of stopping the survey ,
The basic idea is to perform the same analysis as in previous studies, but represents the duration of the stop in the analysis. So instead of all ex-smokers are grouped together, no matter how long they Researchers in ex-smokers groups help are less than two years, 3-5, six to ten years and more than ten years.
Thus vaping connected last stop
Is that during the study connected to quit smoking with vaping recently completing the title of this study. Former smokers who are quit often vaped 10 years while those who quit smoking is in the last five years, significantly more likely than other groups vapers. A total of five times a day VAPERS be probably 2015 to 2017 and three times more likely on a mathematical model between 2012 and 2015. These figures have left have left seat were used in this study and compared to those who never had vaped. If you see a smoking cessation in general – regardless of how long it were after her – more likely to have quit vapers 50 percent smoking.
Moreover vaping occasionally stopped in the last five years to have, is required, and to have stopped a negative correlation with (sometimes less VAPERS likely to have to leave the elderly) six or more years before the study. This is essentially what the older studies found, but the explanation is clear: very few people vaped before 2011, so it is logical that vapers be much less will probably end up in this group.
So overall, the results showed a clear relationship between recently left and were Vaper – have if Vape are more likely to leave recently from someone of smoking, has. Of course, there is an association and does not prove that people vaping help quit smoking. However, in order to reject the idea that we have to reject a lot of other evidence, so if everything takes what we know it is a clear signal of another it vaping help people stop smoking is. It is also possible to finish before starting to spray (because the investigation had no information on what comes first), but this is highly unlikely, what we already know.
The former smokers would not start evaporator
less repeated an objection to vaping often that people who quit smoking can begin vaping as a means of relapse. Kinda like the hypothesis of “back door” – can provide the evaporated nicotine and finished smoking in question. Fortunately, this study provides pretty good evidence that this is not the case.
First, 97.7 percent of people who quit more than 10 years before the investigation was never Smoking vaped, and only 0.2 percent evaporator day. For people who have vaped daily, and 91.4 percent between 6 to 10 years prior to the survey, only 1.4 percent of the cease vapers to smoke.
This can not most people have discovered surprisingly that are already familiar to be used with steam and can not look specifically for each argument against vaping, but it’s always good to get a confirmation. Of course, if you have stopped smoking there is little reason for evaporator wants. It is even possible that ex-smokers are at risk can take back vaping is not infinite and smoking – the study does not provide evidence, but it remains an interesting possibility.
E-cigarettes do not leave people in Europe out of service
If you followed the pace of research on vaping, this study has not say anything new, but it provides no evidence for something a number of disappointing people have difficulty accepting: vaping an ally with snuff in the battle against the related disease and death , Previous research seeks to play by grouping people in this anxiety to smoke long stop before vaping popular with people who could feasibly be used, evaporated to stop. But if you look at the data more closely, clearly inescapable that end the e-cigarette as an aid to stop to use, and is very likely to be useful as an aid to smoking. This conclusion is supported by the large sample size of more than 13,000.
So – shock horror – was Stanton Glantz, another defective part of the research results in accordance with their ideological goals. of how much attention she gets more serious investigation, but we can direct negations like this, the better deal regardless.