E cig has rapidly gained popularity in the last few years, despite some original skepticism of it being gimmicky.
The reason may be very simple according to Jonathan Foulds, professor of public health sciences and psychiatry of Penn State College of Medicine, following an ecig study conducted in 2011.
“If some smokers have difficulty overcoming both nicotine dependence and long-term habit change, then surely one solution is to help them avoid most of the health risks with only a minimal alteration in their nicotine-seeking habit,” said Foulds “This implies a nicotine replacement device that looks like a cigarette and delivers nicotine like a cigarette, but does not deliver the tar and carbon monoxide that cause the vast majority of smoking-caused disease.”
Electronic cigarettes deliver just that.
In an unrelated online study, it was found that over an overwhelming 91% of the smokers testified that it took them “little to no effort” to making the switch to ecig, primarily due to the vast similarities in appearance and use between traditional tobaccos and ecigs.
Looks like ecigs aren’t going away in a hurry yet!