Talk to literally any vaper and they will tell you a very similar story. “I’ve smoked my whole life, tried almost everything to quit, vaping was the only thing that worked.” I have a very very similar story. This is one of the reasons vapers get so confused when people like the Surgeon General tell smokers that vaping wont help them .
Despite Jerome Adams doing everything he can to ensure that smokers keep smoking, people have still managed to find their way to vaping and have made the switch to less harmful nicotine alternatives. Thankfully, the science on the subject doesn’t change to fit the needs of the Surgeons General’s confusing agenda.
While Jerome was busy tweeting links to retracted junk science, other people were doing meaningful studies like this one from the American College of Cardiology which shows:
At 12 weeks, 21.9% of participants given nicotine-containing e-cigarettes had quit smoking, 17.3% of participants given non-nicotine e-cigarettes had quit and 9.1% of participants given only counseling had quit. Overall, those using nicotine-containing e-cigarettes were 2.4 times more likely to quit than those who did not vape at all.
Look how well vaping works. I would challenge you to find any ex-smoker turned vaper who is shocked by this information. Vaping simply works, and this isn’t the first time it’s cessation ability has been tested. In February of 2019, the New England Journal of Medicine published a similar study showing that smokers utilizing vapor products were more than twice as likely to quit as those using NRTs (vaping shows a 19% success rate compared with 9% success rate of NRTs).
The science exists. The data is there. Is our Surgeon General simply ignorant to this data? Why does he seem so hell bent on keeping people AWAY from the most successful quit smoking product in the history of time? Why does he only share anti-vaping stories rather than something useful like this study which shows the benefits to the cardiovascular system by switching from combustable tobacco cigarettes to vapor products. I feel like that would be more useful than selfies with kids.