According to the FDA deeming regulations, vape shops and e-cig vendors can
only discuss e-cig’s potential benefits regarding tobacco harm reduction.
Marketers cannot advertise their products as smoking cessation tools, at least
not currently. However, The Tennessee Department of Health (DOH)
seems to disagree strongly with the FDA approach by explicitly recommending in a
recent study that vaping can help thousands of Tennesseans quit
smoking. DOH officials conducted a cross-sectional study involving
6,167 observational evaluations of smoking adults over the age of 18. The
focus of the research w2as to determine any possible links between vaping and
smoking cessation, most specifically regarding dual usage. This 3.5-year
study is considered the very first of its kind due to it extended timeframe and
breadth of quantitative research. An abstract of the study entitled
E-cigarette usage and its association with attempted cessation among adult
smokers, Tennessee Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2016 is
readily available on the American Public Health Association website.
Overview of the Tennessee DOH study
The over 6,000 participants were divided into two distinct groups:
smokers-only and dual users. Using scientific practices involving
multivariate logistic regression, the DOH scientists tracked the number of times
that each participant attempted to quit smoking over a 12-month period.
They also monitored the related success rates.
Of the original 6,127 observations, 1,178 participants were identified as
261 of these current smokers admitted to also being dual users of tobacco
cigarettes and vaping products.
681 of the 1,178 admitted to having attempted to quit smoking at least
once during the 12-month evaluation period.
What the DOH discovered is that smokers who are also dual users of e-cigs are
3.6 times more likely to successfully quit smoking within the first year of
making the switch to vaping. After taking into consideration various
societal and economic factors of each of the participants, the researchers
modified their calculations to 3.5 times more likely. “Income and
frequency of cigarette smoking were found to be confounders and were included in
the final model to determine the adjusted odds. While controlling for these
covariates, smokers who use e-cigarettes were 3.5 (CI: 2.0, 6.1) times more
likely to report trying to quit smoking cigarettes during the past 12 months
than non-e-cigarette smokers. Conclusion: This analysis provides evidence that
current Tennessee adult smokers may be using e-cigarettes as a cessation aid to
quit smoking.” The findings of the Tennessee DOH study are further
supported by similar studies conducted both in the United States and
abroad. For example, a recent study conducted by a collaborative group of
scientists from Rutgers and Columbia Universities indicate that vapers are 48.9
percent more likely to attempt to quit smoking at least once in their first
12-months of dual use. The same study also concluded that dual users who
attempt to quit smoking via vaping have an average success rate of 52
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