Non-Nicotine Plastic Cigarettes Help Smokers Quit Addiction
According to research conducted by scientists at the Università di Catania in Italy and published in the European Respiratory Journal, using non-nicotine plastic cigarettes increases smoking chances to quit.
We analyzed 120 people who were already involved in programs that help quit smoking. They were divided into two groups: one received plastic cigarettes as treatment, while the other continued to follow the usual program.
The researchers also asked participants to answer a questionnaire to determine physical and behavioral dependence on cigarettes. After 24 weeks, volunteers were asked whether they were successful in quitting.
In the group that used plastic cigarettes, 66.7% of those who were identified as being extremely dependent on the behavioral pattern stopped smoking, while in the other group the rate was 19.2%.
It was observed that, in general, people who continue to smoke because of the addictive habit and the ritualistic process of lighting cigarettes had a much higher success rate when using the "fake" cigarette. This led the researchers to conclude that the smoker's behavioral pattern strongly influences the addiction, which can be exploited to help them quit.
This was the first study to test the effectiveness of nicotine-free plastic cigarettes to who wants to stop smoking.
Stop smoking: your body thanks
Want to quit smoking but need an incentive? Then see how your body thanks you when you do not light up:
- After 20 minutes, blood pressure and heart rate return to normal;
-After 2 hours, there is no more nicotine circulating in the blood
- After 8 hours, the blood oxygen level normalizes;
- After 12 to 24 hours, the lungs already work better;
- After 2 days, the smell and the taste improve -
- After 3 weeks, breathing becomes easier and circulation improves;
- After 1 year, the risk of death from myocardial infarction is already reduced by half;
- After 5 to 10 years, the risk of suffering infarct will be the same as people who never smoked.
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