Type of E-Cigarette Used Matters When Trying To Quit Smoking

| Apr 21, 2015 06:52 PM EDT

Charly Pairaud, deputy director of VDLV ("Vincent dans les Vapes") e-liquids maker, demonstrates the use of an electronic cigarette in his factory in Pessac near Bordeaux October 9, 2013.

The type of e-cigarette used plays an important role in helping one quit the deadly smoking habit say the researchers according to a study at King's College London. The researchers report that people using refillable "tank" model e-cigarettes are more likely to quit smoking than those using "cigalike" models.

It is reported in the research that 28 percent of people that used refillable tank models refrained from smoking compared to 11 percent of people that used disposable e-cigarettes or models with replaceable cartridges, according to Bloomberg Business.

The research also suggests that the e-cigarettes should be used continuously in order to quit smoking than using them on and off along with traditional cigarettes.

According to Fox News, Ann McNeill, professor at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King's College London noted that "Our research indicates that daily use of tank models that can be refilled with liquid may give smokers a better chance of quitting smoking."  

About 65 percent of people who used e-cigarettes on daily basis in the population of 1500 attempted to give up smoking than 44 percent of smokers who did not try using e-cigarettes, according to a study published in Journal Addiction, reported The Guardian.

Though there are no evidences to show that e-cigarette users refrained from smoking by the end of the year it was observed that about 14 percent of them had reduced their tobacco intake by at least half the quantity.

Sara Hitchman, the lead author of the study said that refillable tanks help people quit smoking by providing effective nicotine hit as well as satisfying their nicotine need with the help of nicotine range adjustment options. 

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