Smoking, vaping to quit and quitting vaping
The evidence to support vaping as a smoking cessation tool is inconclusive. Those who smoke intending to quit smoking by using vaping devices should make an informed decision and know that vaping may provide a less harmful alternative but it still carries risk. The potential harms need to be considered before making a decision to vape. It is also important that people know that the use of vaping products has also been linked to initiation of cigarette smoking, which could lead to an endless cycle of smoking behaviour and nicotine addiction. More research needs to be done to find out whether vaping products can be considered a safer cessation (quitting) tool.