Apr 9, 2014 – Do They Help
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ANCHOR LEAD: THE MOST RECENT STUDY AGAIN CONCLUDES THAT E-CIGARETTES DON’T HELP PEOPLE QUIT SMOKING, ELIZABETH TRACEY REPORTS
E-cigarettes really don’t help adults either in reducing or quitting their cigarette smoking habits, the most recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds. Enid Neptune, a lung expert at Johns Hopkins, describes the data.
NEPTUNE: They found that the baseline use of these cigarettes was not associated with an increased rate of successful quitting, and the use of these cigarettes within thirty days of quitting was not associated with successful quitting. They also tackled the issue of harm reduction. They did not find an association between baseline e-cigarette use and harm reduction or reduced cigarette use. It’s very consistent with the trends that we’re finding in studies. :30
Neptune applauds colleagues in performing and publishing these studies so quickly, as emerging dangers of e-cigarettes and the need to regulate them become more apparent. At Johns Hopkins, I’m Elizabeth Tracey.