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New Study Finds That Consistent E-Cigarette Use Can Help Smokers Quit

There has been a lot of debate surrounding the efficacy of e-cigarettes as tools for smoking cessation, with some studies showing that it is at least as effective as other quit smoking aids like nicotine patches and gum, and others finding that it has absolutely no effect. Now, a comprehensive research from the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University claims that the efficacy of electronic cigarettes in smoking cessation largely depends on the frequency of...

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Major UK Study Shows That E-Cigarettes Are Not a Gateway to Smoking for Kids

The so-called "gateway theory" has already been debunked several times, but it still remains one of the main arguments of vaping opponents all around the world. Despite evidence showing the opposite, lawmakers, anti-smoking activists and even some scientists still claim that e-cigarette use pushes children and teenagers to smoking tobacco cigarettes. The Read More...

French Study Shows That E-cigarettes Help Smokers Cut Down on Tobacco Cigarettes

Public Health France recently published an observational study which shows that using electronic cigarettes can help smokers decrease their daily intake of tobacco cigarettes by more than half. Conducted over a period of six months, between September 2014 and March 2015, the study followed a group of 2057 smokers - 252 of whom were also regular e-cigarette users - aged...

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New Study Claims E-Cigarettes May Be Just as Bad for You as Unfiltered Tobacco Cigarettes

Scientists at the University of Connecticut (UConn) recently published research that suggests electronic cigarettes may be just as dangerous as unfiltered tobacco cigarettes when it comes to causing DNA damage. Forget all those studies that found e-cigarettes to be up to 95% safer...

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E-Cigarettes Have Helped 1.5 Million Brits Quit Smoking, National Survey Shows

British non-profit Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) recently published the finding of its annual Smokefree GB survey into the use of electronic cigarettes in Great Britain, announcing that 2.9 million people currently use electronic cigarettes, 1.5 million of which no longer smoke. The research, conducted by YouGov on behalf of ASH, shows that the number of electronic cigarette...

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CDC Report Shows That More Smokers Try to Quit with E-Cigarettes Than FDA-Approved Cessation Aids

U.S. health regulators continue to downplay the importance and effectiveness of electronic cigarettes as smoking cessation tools, but a recent report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) clearly shows that smokers believe that they have a much better chance of quitting with e-cigs than with FDA-approved aids like nicotine patches and gum. Last Thursday, the CDC published a Read More...

Harsh Regulations Make E-Cigarettes Less Effective for Smoking Cessation, Study Finds

We didn't really need scientific research to reach this conclusion, but a study published in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research reveals that excessive regulations on electronic cigarettes may impact their effectiveness as a tool for quitting smoking. Study authors analyzed data from a longitudinal cohort survey carried out between 2010 and 2014, which...

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Physicians Reluctant to Recommend E-Cigarettes for Smoking Cessation, Survey Finds

According to a scientific paper published in the latest issue of the Annals of the American Thoracic Society journal, the vast majority of physicians would not recommend e-cigarettes to help their patients quit smoking, even after learning that FDA-approved solutions did not work for them. In an effort to explore American physicians' experiences discussing electronic...

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Study on the Formation of Benzene in E-Cigarettes Finds More of It in Ambient Air

The authors of a new study on the formation of benzene in electronic cigarettes struggle to suggest that levels of the known carcinogen detected during their research can be considered dangerous, when in reality they are much lower than the benzene found in tobacco smoke and even ambient air. Let me just start by saying that if you want to know how misinformation about e-cigarettes...

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Mysterious Study Claims Vaping May Cause Severe Strokes, Is Worse Than Smoking

A recent study presented at the American Heart Association's International Stroke Conference in Houston, last month, suggests that e-cigarette users are at an even greater risk of stroke that cigarette smokers. According to a press release published by the American Heart Association "Mice exposed to e-cigarette vapor for 10 days or 30 days had worse stroke outcome and neurological deficits, than...

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