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Vaping Not a Great Aid to Quitting Smoking

By Saransh Raina, Staff Reporter, The Pawprint

According to US News, E-cigarettes have been touted as an aid to quit smoking tobacco cigarettes, but a new study suggests that’s a myth.Researchers found that using e-cigarettes resulted in fewer successful attempts than other smoking cessation aids. And, they added, e-cigarette users weren’t less likely to relapse than those who didn’t use them.

“I think the image of e-cigarettes as the one thing that’s going to help everyone quit has dulled,” said study author John Pierce, a professor emeritus from the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science at the University of California, San Diego. “Just replacing your source of nicotine is not the key here.”He noted that most smokers who tried e-cigarettes to quit didn’t use high-nicotine vapes. Whether using doing so would improve the quit rate isn’t known and is something researchers will be looking at.

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