This particularly significant study was conducted using existing data on the prevalence of nicotine vaping product (NVP) use among Americans.
The study examined two different scenarios: one where vapor products with nicotine were available to smokers and another where such products were not available.
The researchers found that in the scenario where nicotine vaping products were used by smokers to quit their harmful habit, approximately 1.8 million (1.3 million men and 500,000 women) premature deaths of American citizens could be avoided for the years 2013-2060. This represents a 10.4% reduction compared to the second scenario, in which such products were not available to Americans. Notably, according to the study, with the transition from smoking to vaping, American smokers could cumulatively gain 38.9 million years of life!
Why is this study important?
The study provides additional evidence and numerical figures that support the scientific claim that transitioning from smoking to vaping can save millions of lives.