E-cigs 'twice as effective as nicotine gum or patches'

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Responding to this latest research, Public Health England said: "All stop-smoking services should welcome smokers who want to quit with the help of an e-cigarette". The researchers aimed to examine how cigarette use among the sample of 6123 respondents changed by the 2015 to 2016 interval in association with prior use of e-cigarettes, other tobacco products or no prior tobacco use at all. Second-hand smoke can be especially harmful to children, and CDC estimates that second-hand smoke caused more than 7,300 deaths from lung cancer every year from 2005 to 2009.

In 2017, more than 2 million middle- and high-school students used e-cigarettes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

It has been one of the most pressing unanswered questions in public health: Do e-cigarettes actually help smokers quit?

A major trial involving nearly 900 smokers found that 18% of e-cigarette users had abandoned their habit after a year. Vaping (or NRT use) after quitting may prevent an ex-smoker from reaching for a cigarette later. It seems likely that using a more enjoyable product makes people more likely to stick with it, and thus less likely to relapse to smoking.

That means we don't know how well e-cigarettes work for people trying to quit using e-cigarettes without additional support. The researchers said this might be due to the inclusion of smokers seeking help, the provision of face-to-face support, and allowing the e-cigarette users to choose their own liquids. People were randomly assigned to either nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products (products such as patches or gums that can deliver a dose of nicotine) or e-cigarettes, plus one-to-one support for at least 4 weeks.

"More research is needed on the effects of long-term electronic cigarette use, but experts agree e-cigarettes are considerably less harmful than smoking, so switching.is likely to bring substantial health gains", she said.

The success rate was still low - 18 percent among the e-cigarette group, compared to 9.9 percent among those using traditional nicotine replacement therapy - but many researchers who study tobacco and nicotine said it gave them the clear evidence they had been lookingfor.

However, up until now there had been a shortage of evidence on how effective they were as stop-smoking tools. He said the company won't offer its smoke-free products to people who have never smoked or those who have quit smoking. And even though the study participants who attempted to quit by vaping were given the choice of just one product, the results were impressive.

A second survey in 2015-2016 assessed how numerous kids had tried either vaping or smoking in the interim.

"This is great news for cigarette smokers who want to quit", said Richard Miech, from the University of MI in the United States who has studied e-cigarettes but was not involved in this trial.

Yet, the FDA's current and continued actions against the e-cigarette industry are impeding current smokers' access to e-cigarettes. These devices now often have more nicotine and come in a more convenient form than the first-generation vaping devices. Those devices have largely been overtaken in the U.S.by Juul and similar devices that have prefilled nicotine cartridges, or pods.

"What is in an e-cig?" The remaining 44 smokers were given a three-month supply of any approved nicotine replacement product they wanted.

The Harvard study published in Scientific Reports determined that two chemicals commonly used to flavor e-cigarettes may be harming the cilia, the antennae-like protrusions that line human airways to help keep them clean. "One reason is that there are over 400 brands of e-cigarettes and they vary substantially".



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