Anecdotally, many people claim that electronic cigarettes have helped them beat their tobacco habit once and for all. These e-cigarette and “vaping” proponents are often quite vocal about their success, and as a result, many others who want to quit smoking tobacco cigarettes have considered switching to e-cigs instead. On the surface, it makes sense. No tar or other carcinogens to clog up your lungs, and you can gradually taper down the nicotine.
Scientific studies, however, have not yet backed up the idea that e-cigarettes are helpful quit aids.