E-cigarettes Don’t Help Smokers Stay Off Cigarettes

E-cigarettes Dont Help Smokers Stay Off Cigarettes - سیگار الکترونیک بی تاثیر در ترک سیگار

Cigarette smokers who quit smoking but substitute e-cigarettes, or other tobacco product, are more likely to relapse.

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have suggested that smokers who are unable to quit smoking may benefit by switching from smoking cigarettes to vaping e-cigarettes if they switch completely and are able to avoid relapsing to cigarette smoking.

However, there have been few studies on whether smokers are able to transition to e-cigarettes—battery-operated devices that heat a liquid made of nicotine, flavorings and other chemicals to make an aerosol that users inhale into their lungs—without relapsing back to cigarette smoking.

Published in the online issue of JAMA Network Open, an analysis by the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science at University of California San Diego and UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center reports that e-cigarette use—even on a daily basis—did not help smokers successfully stay off cigarettes.

Release date: 19 October 2021
Source: University of California – San Diego