Did you know the more you use your ecig the more satisfying it is? Yes really, it’s true, the research proves it.
An American study published in the journal Science Direct has the evidence; they also found out that those who used their ecigs more and found them more satisfying were using something more advanced than a cig-alike.
Astonishing isn’t it! (Sorry I’m getting a little bit sarcastic but sometimes it does annoy me a little that what we vapers have been saying since we started vaping takes research for people to believe it.)
The researchers wanted to know if the more satisfying the ecig was compared to cigarettes did people use it more? The study used US Army Reserve/National Guard Soldiers and their partners and asked them a series of questions about their opinions of ecigs, usage and satisfaction levels. Given the recent articles about the dangers of ecigs from the US Surgeon General amongst others the researchers also took the chance to ask about how people felt about the dangers of ecigs.
Using the SAFETY Study (Soldiers And Families Excelling Through the Years which is a survey completed by all serving personnel in the US and their Families) participants filled in the survey online over a 2 year period. 105 adults were surveyed (53 male, 52 Female). The usual question was asked “Do you use an ecig?” those that said yes they do or have tried one were directed to more questions such as “How often do you use an ecig?” They were then asked how satisfying it was and how dangerous to their health they thought it was. Respondents were also asked what their favourite set up was.
Divided into 3 categories named triers (occasional use but not often), not daily (once or twice a week) and daily (every day), the results from the satisfying question showed that the triers found ecigs the least satisfying, the not dailys were in the middle of scale and the dailys found them the most satisfying. The results were very similar in the question about how dangerous people thought an ecig was, with the triers thought they were more dangerous, the non dailys in the middle and the dailys thought ecigs were less dangerous than tobacco.
The question about which device they were using fielded interesting responses too, the triers all seemed to be using something akin to a cigalike, the non dailys were either on cigalikes or basic kits and the dailys had all moved onto something much more sophisticated.
The researchers came to the conclusion that the more you use your ecig the more satisfying it is compared to cigarettes, and the less dangerous you believe it to be compared to cigarettes. Also the better device you have the more likely the satisfaction level goes up and danger perception reduces even more. In other words, the more you vape on better equipment the more likely you are to stick with it, go in half hearted for something that doesn’t work properly and you set yourself up to fail!