It’s common knowledge that nicotine acts as an appetite suppressor, and now findings published in the Nicotine & Tobacco Research journal suggest that the combination of nicotine and flavorings commonly found in vapor products may prove capable of curbing appetite, satisfying cravings and could ultimately contribute to weight loss.
The findings only apply to smokers making an attempt to kick the habit, according to The Sun, which also reports that medical professionals universally discourage the promotion of vaping to non-smokers, as nicotine is habit forming and can lead to drug dependence given its highly addictive properties.
For those hardened vapers and soon-to-be ex-smokers, the published results are welcomed news, but should not serve as indisputable proof that vaping is the new weigh-loss wonder drug, as more research is necessary to determine its effectiveness in fighting obesity.
Professor Marewa Glover of Massey University in New Zealand, who took part in the study published in the journal, claims that obesity is on the fast track of eclipsing smoking as the “leading preventable cause of disease and early death.”
“If there is a chance that flavored vaping could help even a small proportion of people reduce the diabetes, cardiovascular and cancer risks associated with excess weight, the population health gains would be significant,” Glover said in a statement.
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