The relentless flood of “research” continues.
There is little in the “research” itself that surprises me. Patches and gum have a pretty dubious record all along and this so called research just confirms it.
I am a little surprised at the electrofag failing their “test” though. There are several thoughts that come to mind.
I have tried a couple of electrofags [and even an electropipe] in the past and frankly I didn’t take to them. If I were desperate to quit smoking I very much doubt I would go down that route. They are not to everyone’s taste, however as anecdotal evidence shows, millions have switched to electrofags so either those millions are deluded or there is something seriously wrong with the “research”. Leastwise I would have expected a higher rate of success? I would imagine that a bit more detail as to their methods would probably find some kind of bias.
What I do find extraordinary is their conclusion that “The result is concerning because it suggests that e-cigarettes may do more harm than good“. This is quite a leap of logic? If it’s not good, it de facto has to be bad? How on earth do they come to that conclusion?
This is a perfect example of the complete and utter nonsense put out by Tobacco Control, yet they use this style of garbage as a hammer to bludgeon through new laws and regulations. I personally have no great love for any of the alternative nicotine devices but have great sympathy for those that do.
A thought did cross my mind though.
“However, in the new study, even among these engaged participants, neither free e-cigarettes nor free cessation aids produced higher quit rates than usual care“.
Using their own logic, I presume we are to see a call for an immediate ban on all those patches and gum?