People using e-cigarettes to quit smoking found them to be less helpful than more traditional smoking cessation aids, according to a study, published in the journal BMJ.
Researchers analyzed the latest 2017 to 2019 data from the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health Study.
The study found that “nearly 60%” of daily e-cigarette users who were former smokers had resumed smoking by 2019.
Study researcher John Pierce told CNN, “This is the first time we found e-cigarettes to be less popular than FDA-approved pharmaceutical aids, such as medications or the use of patches, gum, or lozenges.” He added, “There’s no evidence that the use of e-cigarettes is an effective cessation aid.”
The American Cancer Society has a great guide, “How to Quit Using Tobacco.” They also have great advice on “How to Help Someone Quit Smoking.”
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