Vaping twice better for quitting smoking than patches, gum

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TAMPA, USA - E-cigarettes are twice as effective as nicotine patches or gum at helping people quit smoking traditional cigarettes, according to major British study Wednesday, January 30, involving almost 900 people.

ALA officials said that equals 1 million additional kids beginning to use e-cigarettes, placing their developing bodies and lungs at risk from the chemicals in e-cigarettes as well as a lifetime of addiction to a deadly product.

Under Florida law, smoking is not allowed inside most businesses and restaurants, and state voters took the first step to eliminate secondhand e-cigarette emissions by approving an amendment a year ago to ban vaping and e-cigarette use indoors.

"This is the first trial to test the efficacy of modern e-cigarettes in helping smokers quit", said lead researcher Peter Hajek, a professor at Queen Mary University of London.

Independent experts said the latest trial, funded by Britain's National Institute for Health Research and carried out by researchers from Queen Mary University of London, was robust and well-conducted.

Just nine percent of those who had quit cigarettes for a year in the nicotine replacement group were still using patches, gum or other substitutes.

Some research has previously suggested e-cigarettes might help smokers cut back or quit altogether, but other studies have raised concerns about their use among teenagers.

"This is now likely to change". Long-term studies may still reveal negative health effects.

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Dunja Przulj said: 'The UK specialist stop smoking services will now be more likely to include e-cigarettes among their treatment options, and health professionals will feel more comfortable in recommending e-cigarettes as a stop-smoking intervention.

But he added: 'Given that ecigs may cause some harm when used over many years I would encourage users to think of them as a stop-gap, but they are far better than smoking - ex-smokers should not stop using them if they are anxious they may go back to cigarettes'.

'It provides the clearest indication yet that e-cigarettes are probably more effective than products such as nicotine gum and patches'.

According to Martin Dockrell, tobacco control lead at Public Health England, "this landmark research shows that switching to an e-cigarette can be one of the most effective ways to quit smoking, especially when combined with face-to-face support".

But critics have repeatedly warned that the United Kingdom is "way out of step with the rest of the world" in its approach to the devices. "For us, the fact that they are now vaping is problem solved". In Europe, the exposure to cigarette smoke, from burning tobacco, is the primary health concern with cigarettes, since it contributes to lung cancer, emphysema and smoking-related health problems.

"Our high school tobacco use rate is about 21.6 percent, and that's a bit alarming, because we do know that e-cigarettes and e-cigarette use is at an all-time high, about 78 percent increase (from 2017 to 2018) in our high school who are choosing to use e-cigarettes", JoAnna Strother, director of advocacy for the American Lung Association in Arizona, told KTAR News 92.3 FM on Tuesday.

Using e-cigarettes, or "vaping", is considered by many health experts to be an effective way for smokers to give up tobacco, but the scientific community has been divided over their potential public health benefits.

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