The smokers who switch to e-cigarettes are likely to quit people using nicotine patches, gum or similar products from a large study.
Bad news: People who successfully left tobacco were usually linked to e-cigarettes.
E-cigarettes are considered less dangerous than you can light up. However, American health officials think of their addictive nature and young people. But British health officials are more comfortable with them.
"We know millions of smokers are coming there," he said Peter Hajek, A public health researcher at London Queen Mary University. But doctors who recommend a way to stop smoking should be based on a random study decision.
Hajek and his colleagues joined about 900 people, who wanted to quit smoking at the exam. Half randomly received e-cigarettes. The other half received traditional treatment: they prefer nicotine patches and gum, lounges, nicotine inhalers, or any kind of oral nicotine.
"E-cigarettes were more effective because of nicotine replacement therapy," Hasek says.
He and him Colleagues reported on Wednesday In New England Journal of Medicine In online, about 10 percent of those with standardized treatment leave smoking at least a year, leaving 18 percent of e-cigarettes left.
"That figure may be diminished, but if these consumers leave themselves, the proportion of skipping is about 3 percent," Hayek says.
They say that people who use smoking have little cravings. Tobacco-to-aid assistance can lead to success. And in time, many people slowly lower the nicotine dose obtained by these devices, Hajek says, so it is easier for people who want to leave Waving.
If technology is more easily avoided by smoking tobacco, it is good.
American health officials and scientists are more excited about sitting in the youth. Use of nicotine Can affect brain development And other ingredients of e-cigarette are not benign Is faster High school students and young adults.
"It's good news that traditional smokers have fallen into this population." Belinda Borelli, Henry M. Boston University Goldman is a psychologist and professor at the School of Dental Medicine, co-authored an editorial on e-cigarettes on Wednesday and at the Smoking Ceremony New England Journal of Medicine. "But if we have more adults in using e-cigarettes, then we will go to restore that addiction".
They have plans to eliminate at least e-cigarettes for people who help prevent smoking: "E-cigarettes should not be thought of as lifelong commitment", he says.
Hajek says that many people are frustrated, but they say it's easy to quit smoking rather than smoking. Nicotine addiction problem solving does not resolve, but its risks are considered less than tobacco consumption.
"It's very similar to drinking coffee," she says. "There are so many people who need your coffee coffees everyday, because they have stimulant medicine, and the use of pure nicotine without toxins is very similar, which actually kills people, so from our perspective, it's not a public health problem in this part of the pond."
But in the United States it is very much left.
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