So what will be the next vaping myth poised to be rebuffed?
How about this one:
“Vaping is more addictive than smoking!”
Or this one:
“Vaping does not help people quit smoking!”
Or this classic:
“E-cigarettes encourage young people to smoke!”
Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) released a study earlier this month, concluding a majority of vapers do not also partake in smoking traditional cigarettes, known as “dual users.”
Google any of the aforementioned vaping myths and a series of research studies can be located, stating vaping is not more addictive than smoking, does not encourage minors to experiment with the vice and, yes, has proven to be an effective approach to quitting smoking.
The next pin to fall?
Critics contend vaping and smoking simultaneously would wipe out any health benefits vaping may provide.
But hold on.
Where is the proof this is happening?
Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) provided insight on the subject.
In its recent study, ASH concluded 55 percent of vapers in the United Kingdom do not smoke combustible cigarettes. The association also pointed to a rising ratio of solo vapers. In 2015, for example, 40 percent of vapers did not also smoke.
Americans should take notice.
In a study published in September, the Annals of Internal Medicine (AIM) interviewed about 467,000 individuals in the U.S. and claimed 45 percent of vapers do not also indulge cigarettes.
Regarding the rebuked dual users myth, let’s consider other countries.
Out of 218 surveyed ex-smokers in New Zealand, 77 percent claim to be solo vapers. Seventy-three percent of vapers in Greece do not smoke, along with 60 percent of vapers in Iceland, AIM reported.
So what do you think will be the next busted vaping myth?
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