Report from Tribunnews.com Journalist, Ilham Rian Pratama
NEWSWEP.COM, JAKARTA – Research proving the effectiveness of e-cigarettes or e-cigarettes as a smoking cessation aid continues to increase.
Most recently, a study from The University of Queensland, Australia, found e-cigarettes to be 50 percent more effective than nicotine or replacement therapy Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) in helping conventional smokers who want to quit.
This literature study screened more than 5700 studies and was funded by the Australian Government.
The study found that 83 percent of participants who used e-cigarettes were more likely to quit smoking than those who were presented with NRT.
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In addition, only 9 percent of them continued to use NRT.
“E-cigarettes are more effective than NRT products, because e-cigarettes deliver small amounts of nicotine to relieve withdrawal symptoms. In addition, e-cigarettes also provide behavioral and sensory experiences similar to conventional cigarettes,” explained Dr. Gary Chan of the National Center for Youth Substance Use Research, The University of Queensland, quoted Tuesday (4/5/2021).
Quoted from the same study, most of the literature observed still uses early output e-cigarettes as the object of research.
This means that it is possible that the newer e-cigarettes that are able to deliver nicotine more efficiently can be more effective in reducing users’ desire to smoke again.
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Domestically, this finding is in line with the research conducted by Universitas Brawijaya which was published early last year.