If you’re a smoker you might wonder whether e-cigarettes or vaping might help you to quit. Allen Carr’s Easyway supports anything that genuinely helps people escape the clutches of addiction and there’s no doubt that some people have quit smoking whilst using nicotine patches and gum or e-cigarettes. Whether those people used the cigarette-like e-cigarette devices or the so called ‘tank’ devices filled with ‘nicotine juice’ supplied by one of the thousands of purveyors of nicotine products around the globe – we would assert that most of them did so in spite of using those devices – rather than because of them.
If you’re a smoker considering an attempt to quit your deepest hope might be to escape from the torture of nicotine addiction, not just to escape from smoking. If you don’t understand nicotine addiction there is always a danger that perhaps, in the future, you might try an e-cigarette just to see what it’s like. If you do – you’ll fall right back into the trap. This is particularly important as vaping is being marketed ruthlessly across all media. One of the most powerful and influential marketing machines on the planet is ramping up its activities once again. Their target? You and your kids!
A recent study1 & 2 involving 49,000 people across the USA showed that the use of e-cigarettes in that attempt compared to approved cessation aids (nicotine patches, gum, Champix etc. but not Allen Carr’s Easyway) or no products showed similar abstinence rates 1–2 years later. Furthermore, those that used e-cigarettes were more likely to still be using these products two years later, suggesting they were more likely to remain dependent on nicotine.
Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking method will set you free, just as it has done for tens of millions before you, but one puff of a cigarette, cigar, pipe, ‘joint’ with tobacco, e-cigarette, or intake of nicotine by any means will trap you again. Understand why you need to avoid all nicotine and you will not only be set free forever, but find it ridiculously easy to quit and, more importantly, stay stopped.
Other useful quit smoking resources
- J Pierce, T Benmarhnia, Univeristy of California, PLOS One 2 September 2020, Role of e-cigarettes and pharmacotherapy during attempts to quit cigarette smoking: The PATH Study 2013-16 https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0237938
- R Chen, H Pierce, E Leas Univeristy of California, American Journal of Epidemiology 27 July 2020, E-Cigarette Use to Aid Long-Term Smoking Cessation in the US: Prospective Evidence from the PATH Cohort Study https://academic.oup.com/aje/advance-article/doi/10.1093/aje/kwaa161/5876619