Study: E-cigarettes Don’t Help Smokers Avoid Cigarettes

According to a new study from the University of California – San Diego, vaping e-cigarettes don’t help smokers quit and may make smokers more likely to relapse.E-cigarettes Don’t Help Smokers Avoid Cigarettes

For their study, the scientists analyzed data from the nationally representative Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) longitudinal study. They picked out 13,604 smokers between 2013 and 2015 who were followed for two years to identify changes in the use of 12 tobacco products.

The first follow-up showed that 9.4% of the smokers had quit. Of these "former smokers," 62.9% stayed tobacco-free, while 37.1% just had switched to another tobacco product. Of these recent smokers who switched to another product, 22.8% smoked e-cigarettes, with 17.6% of switchers using e-cigarettes on a daily basis.

First author John P. Pierce, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor at the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, comments on the results of the study: “Our findings suggest that individuals who quit smoking and switched to e-cigarettes or other tobacco products actually increased their risk of a relapse back to smoking over the next year by 8.5 percentage points compared to those who quit using all tobacco products.”

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Immunity to Common Cold Viruses Lowers Risk of Severe COVID-19

Immunity to Common Cold Viruses Lowers Risk of Severe COVID-19

According to researchers from the University of Zurich (UZH), Switzerland, people who had been exposed to common cold coronaviruses (HCoVs) circulating before the pandemic have a higher level of immunity against COVID-19. For this study, the scientists analyzed serum...

Only Ten Minutes of Running Can Boost Brain Processing

Only Ten Minutes of Running Can Boost Brain Processing

Recent research by scientists from the University of Tsukuba, Japan, suggests that as much as ten minutes of moderate-intensity running increases local blood flow to the various loci in the brain, namely in the bilateral prefrontal cortex. These findings may help...

Featured Products

No Results Found

The page you requested could not be found. Try refining your search, or use the navigation above to locate the post.

Kangoo Jumps Training: 5 Beginner Exercises

Kangoo Jumps Training: 5 Beginner Exercises

In childhood, many of us dreamed of learning to jump high. Now, after years, it became easier - Kangoo Jumps has appeared. This is one of the relatively new, but quickly gaining popularity types of fitness training. There are several advantages of jumpers.  Kangoo...

read more
MediGoo - Health Medical Tests and Free Health Medical Information