“Chest institute review says vaping helps hardcore smokers get off and stay off”
In a review of their patients over year, the Montreal Chest Institute has made some optimistic findings about e-cigarettes.
43 percent of smokers who tried to quit by switching to vaping, had still quit from 3 months to a year later.
The patients they tracked are what they call “hardcore smokers” so people who have been smoking for decades and smoking heavily.
Siobhan Carney, a nurse practitioner with the project says of 75 that went the vaping route, 32 of them quit for good
“It really is encouraging as a jumping off point to really look at this long term with the clients that we follow.”
It’s the long term effects of vaping that remain unknown, it just hasn’t been studied enough says CJAD’s Health expert Dr Mitch ShulmanCJAD 800