Characteristics, side effects and benefits of electronic cigarette use: a worldwide survey of more than 19,000 users has been submitted for publication

By Dr Farsalinos

I am pleased to announce that the worldwide survey which was completed last summer has been thoroughly analyzed, the manuscript has been written and it has been submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed medical journal. The study involved analysis of 19,441 participants from all over the world, including 88 subjects who were not smokers at the time of e-cigarette use initiation. We hope the peer-review process will take a short time and it will be accepted for publication. To give you an idea about the results, 81% reported that they had completely substituted smoking with e-cigarette use, while the rest reduced cigarette consumption from a median of 20 to 4 cigarettes per day. More than one-fifth of the population initiated e-cigarette use with more than 20mg/ml nicotine-containing liquids, supporting once again the inappropriateness of the current EU regulation which will significantly reduce the efficacy of e-cigarettes as smoking substitutes.

We are always presenting data in a responsible and objective way. We have made clear in the manuscript that these results cannot be extrapolated to the general population because it is expected that dedicated users participate to such surveys. For example, we cannot expect than in the general population 81% of e-cigarette users will completely substitute smoking with them. However, we believe this survey will enhance our current knowledge about the characteristics of e-cigarette users and will provide valuable information to the regulatory authorities.

We would like to thank everyone who participated to this survey, and we hope you will continue to support our research efforts in future follow-up surveys.




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0 #18 yanicostas 2014-04-17 12:11
Thank you very much for all you do for us, poor vapers.
+3 #17 Dr Farsalinos 2014-03-25 08:24
It is already submitted to a medical journal.
I suppose it will be published soon...
0 #16 Jake6731 2014-03-25 02:55
Any idea if this study will be published anytime soon? We are in desperate need of information of this type.
0 #15 Ocean State Vapes 2014-02-20 18:50
:lol: Awesome!!! Thank you all...
+1 #14 Simo 2014-02-12 19:51
Dear doctor,
It's only awesome, many thanks and regards from Morocco.
0 #13 R.C. 2014-02-12 12:38
:lol: great news!!! Thanks again for all your effort!
+4 #12 Andreas 2014-02-12 04:40
It was a pleasure for me to be there, Doc.
Thanks alot for your information and steady engagement!
Keep it up.
+3 #11 GolfKahn 2014-02-11 23:26
Dr. Farsalinos, your work is a breath of fresh air (vapor?) and much appreciated.
+5 #10 Kim M 2014-02-11 21:47
I love my personal Vape. I was a 35+yr smoker and now for the last 3months just the Vape :lol:
+5 #9 Uma 2014-02-11 20:57
Thank you so much for doing this! It's what we always figured, but now we *know*. Sweet!

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