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New Study Supports Need For Random Clinical Trials

An analysis of data from a previous study of more than 1,350 smokers intending to quit after a hospitalization- By Sue McGreevey | March 26th, 2018 found that those who reported using electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) during the study period were less likely to have successfully quit smoking six months after entering the study. The authors caution, however, that because of the study’s design, it cannot support the conclusion that e-cigarettes are not useful smoking cessation aids and stress the need to further investigate that question. “Study participants who used e-cigarettes generally used them infrequently and not every day, a pattern […]

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National Study: Vaping Less Dangerous Than Smoking

An exhaustive review by the National Academies says vaping is less dangerous than smoking, but there’s still a lot to learn By Rachel Becker | January 23rd, 2018 Electronic cigarettes may be less risky than the regular kind, but that still doesn’t mean they’re safe, according to the most exhaustive review of the research yet. The booming, $10-billion vaping industry is expected to grow to $34 billion by 2021, but there’s still a lot of scientists that don’t understand how e-cigarettes will affect overall health. So Congress asked a panel of experts to wade through more than 800 scientific studies. The result, published today by the […]

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Older Smokers Are Turning To Vaping To Quit Smoking

Jeannie Cox currently enjoys a flavor called Coffee & Cream when she vapes. She’s also fond of White Lotus, which tastes “kind of fruity.” By Paula Span | December 8th, 2017 She buys those nicotine-containing liquids, along with her other e-cigarette supplies, at Mountain Oak Vapors in Chattanooga, Tenn., where she lives. A retired secretary in her 70s, she’s often the oldest customer in the shop. Not that she cares. What matters is that after ignoring decades of doctors’ warnings and smoking two packs a day, she hasn’t lit up a conventional cigarette in four years and four months. “Not […]

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Vaping: A Good Alternative To Smoking

Despite the known bad effects of cigarette smoking to a human’s health, many still go and puff a cigarette. By Northern-Iowan.org | November 2nd, 2017 With the coming of the electronic cigarette, the smoker who wants to lessen the bad effects of cigarette to their body has switched to vaping since it is a healthier alternative to smoking. Checking out this, the following list of reasons why many smokers switch to vaping. Health Matters Studies have shown that the vaping are healthy alternative compared to cigarette smoking since cigarette contains nicotine and other harmful chemicals that are toxic and fatal […]

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Study: Researchers Finds Vaping Could Be A Lifesaver

Researchers say it could save millions of lives, but only if cigarette smokers make the switch. By Amy Martyn – ConsumerAffairs.com | October 4th, 2017 Trading in cigarettes for vaping could spare as many as 6.6 million American smokers from early death, according to researchers from the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. But whether vaping actually helps people quit their cigarette addictions is a controversial question that the Georgetown researchers do not address in that figure. The Centers for Disease Control estimate that cigarettes (including exposure to secondhand smoke) kill 480,000 Americans each year. The Georgetown study claims that, optimistically, switching to e-cigarettes could add as many […]

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