Are E-Cigarettes an Effective Way to Quit Smoking?

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Are E-Cigarettes an Effective Way to Quit Smoking?



Former smokers who have used e-cigs as a way to quit smoking say they are more effective than other approved cessation tools. The critics say there is too much unknown about their health effects to recommend them as a smoking cessation device.

Cigarette smoking has become significantly less popular in the U.S. over the past decade, but it remains a public-health scourge.

Some people say electronic cigarettes can help wean smokers off tobacco, at little risk to their health. For others, both of those assertions are false.

Jed E. Rose, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and director of the Duke Center for Smoking Cessation at Duke University, makes the case for e-cigarettes as a smoking-cessation tool. Arguing against it is Pamela Ling, a professor of medicine with the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at the University of California, San Francisco.

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