Have you quit smoking with the electronic cigarette?

Have you managed to quit smoking with the e-cigarette? If so, scientists in America want to hear from you.

The American Council on Smoking and Health are looking for smokers who have managed to quit using the electronic cigarette.

Dispatch: A question for our Dispatch readers

ACSH staffers would like to know if you or anyone you know has been able to use electronic cigarettes to kick your cigarette habit. Please send your responses to [email protected] or tweet it to @JeffACSH.

Elizabeth Whelan, President of the ACSH has spoken out before in favour of the e-cigarette, and criticised the FDA’s stance in a Washington Post article.

The e-cigarette may not currently be marketed as an NRT aid, and there is no long term study that offers proof that it can help smokers quit. However, research has shown that it can increase the level of nicotine in the blood and help alleviate the symptoms of nicotine cessation. Research due to start later this year in New Zealand will test its ability to help smokers quit in the long term.

Update: ACSH have already a large response according to their website: E-Cigs Bring ACSH E-Harmony.

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3 thoughts on “Have you quit smoking with the electronic cigarette?

  1. I gave up smoking 18 months ago using the e cig from smokers angel. I found it quite easy after being a smoker for 35 years. I reduced my 30 hand rolled cigs to 5 a day of which I smoked in the morning and used medium strength e cig for the rest of the day and evening. After about 2 months I cut out the morning allowance of rolled cigs and used only the e cig. I did that for another 6 weeks or so and decided to give up the e cig because I was just sucking the thing like a lolipop!! I felt that I was then swapping one addiction for another so stopped it dead. I still would love a cig sometimes but the e cig give me the strength to stop smoking cigs and I will be forever thankful as my health was rapidly getting worse from smoking.

  2. I have smoked for forty years, knew that patches and inhalers would not stop me, but annoyed with myself for wasting so much money on cigarettes, also having to decorate more often, and although I am in good health realised that this might not remain the case. In May this year I was in Greece and a lady in my hotel had an e-cig, I asked her about them, she promptly took out a battery and a new cartomiser and told me to try it, I knew then that this was the answer, came home ordered my e-cigs and have not had a cigarette since. Have been to Spain on holiday since, could use the e-cig at the airport, also around the hotel brilliant. Oh and I didn’t come home with my own and my husbands case full of duty free. Am looking forward to decorating in the knowledge that it won’t need doing as often, and am well on my way to treating myself to a MacBook Air, I thank that lady in Greece every day for letting me try her E-cig.

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