In news that will not shock anyone who’s actually paying attention to the issue, a new study has recently been released concluding that e-cigarettes are not effective at helping people quit smoking in the long run.
The study goes on to say:
“After a month of switching from tobacco to e-cigarettes, the electronic devices did help smokers kick the habit. But three to six months later, users started smoking again. In fact, e-cigarettes were no better than nicotine patches or a dummy e-cigarette, but with more harmful side-effects affects.“
Findings were from a review of 22 studies pooling data from over 2,200 people.
Dr. Riyad al-Lehebi, of the University of Toronto said, “Although e-cigarettes are widely promoted and used as a smoking cessation tool, we found no data supporting their long-term efficacy and safety. ‘While e-cigarettes have been shown to significantly improve abstinence at one month compared with placebo, no such evidence is available supporting their effectiveness for longer periods.”
According to LiveScience, “People using e-cigarettes were also more likely to suffer serious problems such as lung inflammation and irregular heart beat compared with using a nicotine patch.”
The more studies that come out about e-cigs, the more they’re shown to be just another tool to get addicts hooked and spending their hard earned money.
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