A new research suggests that switching to using e-cigarettes could end up helping smokers trying to quit smoking from gaining weight.
This research that was carried out in New Zealand and Britain suggests that those who use e-cigarettes which are tobacco-free but contain nicotine will not gain weight and in the process will have tackled the growing obesity crisis.
Vaping e-cigarettes is believed to deliver the same weight control effects and appetite as smoking according to the report, ‘Could vaping be a new weapon in the battle of the budge?’ which featured in the Nicotine and Tobacco Journal.
Nicotine is known to suppress appetite, and for this reason, many people are known to add around 5kg in their first year of stopping smoking. This reality of adding more weight after quitting smoking is known to make many smokers fear quitting smoking.
Marewa Glover, Linda Bauld and Bernhard Brier who wrote the report noted that even though the number of smokers has been decreasing over the years, the number of those who suffer from obesity has gone up.These authors further suggest that using e-cigarettes takes away the craving for certain foods that cigarette quitters may have.
This will make these cigarette quitters eat less and avoid the risk of gaining weight Vaping could help smokers stop smoking without worrying about developing health complications.
Vaping could help smokers stop smoking without worrying about developing health complications.