Trial Review Finds E-Cigarettes Can Help Smokers Quit or Heavily Cut Down on Cigarettes

A recently published scientific review of two trials involving 662 smokers and 11 observational studies found that electronic cigarettes can help people quit smoking or at least cut down on analogs and that they have no short to medium term adverse effects on health. The independent review, co-authored by Prof. Peter Hajek, of the Center for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies at Queen Mary University London, and published by The Cochrane Library, the world's leading producer of...

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Italian Study Shows Electronic Cigarettes Can Help Heavy Smokers Quit

New research presented during a recent conference of the Italian Society for Tobacco Addiction, in Turin, confirms that even heavy smokers can reduce their cigarette consumption to a minimum and even quit smoking completely with the help of electronic cigarettes. The clinical study conducted by the Italian Observatory for Smoking, Alcohol and Drugs (OSSFAD) in collaboration with the San Giovanni Bosco Anti-Smoking Center, in Turin, is still underway, monitoring 34 heavy...

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Electronic Cigarettes Less Addictive Than Cigarettes According to New Study

Researchers at Penn State College of Medicine found that electronic cigarettes appear to be less addictive than tobacco cigarettes, after conducting a study that compared the dependence caused by the two products. To asses e-cigarette dependence, researchers developed an online survey that included questions designed to measure previous dependence on tobacco cigarettes and almost identical ones for e-cigs. More than 3,500 former smokers currently using electronic...

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UK Statistics Confirm That Electronic Cigarettes Are NOT a Gateway to Smoking

A newly released study from the UK's Office for National Statistics (ONS) indicates that people who currently use electronic cigarettes are almost entirely smokers or former smokers, thus confirming that e-cigarettes are not a gateway to smoking. One of the main arguments used by e-cigarette opponents to spread their negative propaganda is that electronic cigarettes use eventually leads to tobacco smoking. Although this theory was supported by questionable studies like Read More...

Belgian Study Suggests Second Generation E-Cigarettes May Help Smokers Quit

The findings of a new study evaluating the effectiveness of second generation electronic cigarettes in reducing tobacco cigarette consumption and quitting smoking suggest e-cigs work much better than traditional smoking cessation therapies. Belgian scientists from the universities of Leuven and Antwerp recently set out to investigate the effectiveness of second generation electronic cigarettes as quit-smoking aids by doing a randomized control trial. A number of 48...

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Questionable Study Claims E-Cigarettes May Not Be Effective in Helping People Quit Smoking

According to a new medical study scheduled to be published in the journal Cancer, electronic cigarettes are not an effective smoking cessation tool for cancer patients trying to quit. For this study, researchers observed a total of 1,047 cancer patients who continued to smoke and were therefore enrolled in a tobacco treatment program at a comprehensive cancer center during 2012 and 2013. The six-month study followed the subjects' smoking status, nicotine...

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UK Study Finds No Evidence That E-Cigarettes Are a Gateway to Smoking for Children

A new study released by UK anti-smoking charity Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) has found no evidence that electronic cigarettes encourage children to take up smoking. Out of the 2,000 children aged 11 - 18 surveyed for the ASH study, just under 10% have ever tried an electronic cigarettes. The fact that in 2013 a similar survey showed that only 7% of children in the UK had ever used an e-cig might sound alarming, however, researchers also found that e-cigarette usage...

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New Study Claims Electronic Cigarettes Cause Asthma and Emphysema

A new study recently presented during the 2014 European Respiratory Society congress, in Munich - the world's biggest respiratory meeting - suggests using electronic cigarettes may cause serious respiratory conditions like asthma and emphysema. Entitled "E-cigarette exposure induces pathological responses that result in lung tissue destruction and airway hyper reactivity in mice", Read More...

Study Finds E-Cigarette Vapor Is Considerably Safer Than Cigarette Smoke but Contains Some Toxic Elements

An international team of researchers recently published the results of a scientific study meant to quantify the levels of exposure to harmful organic compounds and toxic metals in second-hand electronic cigarette vapor, in order to provide insight to regulatory authorities. They found that while e-cigarette vapor does contain increased levels of toxic metals like chromium and nickel, they are overall much healthier than tobacco cigarettes. "Our results demonstrate that...

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Review of E-Cigarette Studies Concludes E-Cigs Are Less Harmful Than Tobacco Cigarettes

According to a review of 81 electronic cigarette studies conducted by an international team of healthcare experts and tobacco researchers, electronic cigarettes are much less harmful, if at all, to users and bystanders, when compared to tobacco cigarettes. The long-term effects of electronic cigarettes on human health may still be unknown,...

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