Smart Woman: E-Cigarettes Not Associated With Higher Rates of Smokers Quitting

Published 03/24 2014 06:37PM

Updated 03/24 2014 06:49PM

A new study looks at whether e-cigarettes may be an effective way to stop smoking or reduce smoking. The research conducted to date, do not support the claim that e-cigarettes are an effective form of smoking cessation.

The study authors are calling for regulations prohibiting brands from making claims that e-cigarettes can help people stop smoking, at least until there is scientific evidence.

The tobacco vapor electronic cigarette association criticizes the study for its limited data and says the e-cigarettes are vastly less harmful than tobacco.

Researchers acknowledged just 88 of the people who participated in the study used e-cigarettes.

Because e-cigarettes are unregulated, consumers don't know what their putting into their bodies, and there have not been any long studies on the health effects.

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