Study: E-Cigs Helped Thousands In England Quit Smoking

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NEW YORK – There are concerns about lung-diseases associated with vaping in the United States, but a study out of the UK suggest e-cigarettes can still help some people.

New research published in the Scientific Journal Addiction found that vaping helped up to 70,000 people give up cigarettes in England in 2017.

Researchers examined data dating back to 2006 from the smoking toolkit study, monthly surveys of people age 16 and older.

Researchers note that there are factors specific to the UK that might mean the study can’t be applied elsewhere.

England has strict controls on tobacco, the government promotes the use of vapes as a smoking cessation tool, and that smokers there are generally highly-motivated to quit.


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