Study: E-cigarette use not tied to greater rates of smoking cessation

General Health
The Washington Post “Wonkblog” reports that a research letter published in “JAMA Internal Medicine found that use of e-cigarettes was not associated with ‘greater rates of quitting cigarettes or reduced cigarette consumption’ after one year.” The study “authors reached the conclusion based on self-reported data from 949 smokers, which included 88 who used e-cigarettes.” (more…)
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Poisonings from liquid nicotine found in e-cigarettes surge across country

General Health
The New York Times reports on its front page that a “dangerous” and unregulated form of nicotine, found in e-cigarettes, “is hitting markets nationwide” and causing an uptick in poisonings from the substance. The Times says “evidence of the potential dangers is already emerging ... notably among children.” However, there is even one known death, from an adult who injected the liquid form of nicotine. (more…)
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