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First study to take a deep look at nicotine patches and e-cigarette users


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E-cigarettes don’t help people quit smoking, according to new research.

Team identified 13,604 smokers in the US who were tracked from 2013 to 2015.

At the second annual follow-up former smokers were compared to those who had switched to the other types.

Former group including e-cigarette users were 8.5 percent more likely to be back on traditional cigarettes.

They heat a liquid made of nicotine, flavourings and other chemicals.

To make an aerosol that users inhale into their lungs.

Vaping even on a daily basis did not help smokers successfully stay off cigarettes.

John Pierce, Professor of the University of California, says "... first study to take a deep look at whether switching to a less harmful nicotine source can be maintained over time without relapsing to cigarette smoking".

E-cigarettes were no better than nicotine patches or dummy devices at helping people quit smoking.

Research by University of California, San Diego published in JAMA Network Open

E-cigarettes users suffer from lung inflammation and irregular heart beat

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