According to a study in BMJ’s Thorax, cigarette smokers who attempt to quit smoking will often return to smoking or vaping.
A longitudinal cohort study of the adult participants was conducted. Over 111,000 patients took part in the study.
“We performed a longitudinal cohort study of adult outpatients evaluated in our tertiary care medical centre (6/2018–6/2020),” the authors explained in their study.
“We assessed the relationship between e-cigarette use (either with or without formal tobacco treatment) and point prevalence of smoking cessation at 6 and 12 months,” the authors further explained.
“These results suggest that dual users of cigarettes and e-cigarettes benefit from formal tobacco treatment. Clinicians should consider offering formal tobacco treatment to such patients, though future trials are needed.”