E-cigarettes don’t help smokers stay off cigarettes, study suggests

Science Daily‘s article addresses the contents of a recently published study uncovering findings contradicting previously anticipated effects of cigarette cessation when transitioning from cigarettes to e-cigarettes. E-cigarettes are often advertised as a less risky alternative to cigarette smoking- one that effectively substitutes the smoking behaviors one may have previously experienced with cigarettes. However, despite the CDC’s suggestion that e-cigarettes may be have some benefits for those trying to quit smoking, the study indicates that the e-cigarette alternative may extensively increase one’s risk of resuming cigaret smoking. Certainly, other methods for smoking cessation exist.

To read Science Daily‘s summary of the article click here.

To read the full scientific article on JAMA Network click here.