Do us a flavour.
Flavoured E-Liquids are under attack. First the United States, and now Europe. One recent study found that restricting a user’s choice in options will end badly as flavours are the primary component of success. Another paper found and agrees that vapers prefer flavours over tobacco.
The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment in the Netherlands, worked with a Dutch team to produce a paper published in the journal Chemical Senses.
The Netherlands have taken a more austere attitude to vaping as of late, and it seems to be dead-set to make effectual NRT products as difficult to access as possible.
In the published paper, the author’s stated: “Smokers may reduce their health risk by switching to electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use. As e-cigarettes are not harmless, concerns exist about e-cigarette use by non-smokers and youth. E-liquids are available in many different flavours that increase sensory appeal.”
“Within all groups, the typically sweet and minty flavours (e.g., wine gum, watermelon, peppermint, menthol) were liked significantly more than the tobacco-flavoured e-liquids. Banning all flavours except tobacco will likely reduce e-cigarette appeal.”
In the other study published, it looked at dart collected from o886 current smokers and vapers, asking them their preference in flavours and if it could be shown that flavour choice was related to successfully quitting tobacco and cigarettes.
It was found that most of the smokers who initially switched to tobacco flavours has slowly transitioned onto sweeter products to help them remain tobacco-free, and they finally concluded: “Use of fruit and other sweet flavoured e-liquids is positively related to smokers' transition away from cigarettes.”
So it seems that, time and time again, using flavours and vaping in general is always beneficial for helping smokers get off of cigarettes.
Have you guys had any success stories in helping quit smoking? We’d love to hear it in the comments!