Research carried out by clinicians and researchers into five years of US tobacco use has found that e-cig use helps smoking cessation rates.

Statistics show that smoking has dropped significantly for the first time in 25 years as e-cig use has risen.

It’s been a positive week for e-cig advocates, with major UK health body Public Health England declaring their support for smokers using e-cigs to quit, and the NHS saying that vaping is definitely less harmful than smoking.

These new findings, published in the British Medical Journal, are likely to strengthen support for fewer e-cig regulations and restrictions in the US.

The research involved five different surveys, of varying participants.

Data from 2014-2015 showed that the smoking cessation rate was higher among e-cig users than non-e-cig users.

Moreover, in the past it’s been found that daily vapers quit smoking at the highest rate.