Quit smoking, but not by vaping instead (it won't help and is NOT safer).
Many smokers have embraced e-cigarettes, or vaping, as a way to cut back on nicotine and the ickiness of cigarettes to those around them. But despite the differences between e-cigarettes and tobacco ones, they are not helping smokers quit.
Researchers in California followed 1,000 smokers over a one-year period. They found that those smokers who vaped were 59 percent less likely to quit smoking compared to those who had never vaped, and 49 percent less likely to decrease cigarette use. Although e-cigarettes may not have tobacco, they have volatile organic compounds. The safety of ingredients in e-cigarettes has yet to be determined.
So if you don’t smoke, don’t think that vaping is a good idea. If you smoke and want to quit, try smoking cessation products like nicotine gum or patches, which have been shown to work. Talk to your doctor about it if you can’t decide what method of quitting is best for you.