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Electronic cigarettes help smokers quit in 'real world,' study finds
Electronic cigarettes help smokers quit in 'real world,' study finds

A new study based on real-world data from England lends support to the idea that electronic cigarettes can help smokers quit using regular cigarettes. Among a sample of 5,963 adults who tried to kick the habit without prescription medications or counseling, those who turned to e-cigarettes were about 60% more likely to succeed than those who used nicotine replacement therapy or went cold turkey. Researchers from University College London published their results online Tuesday in the journal Addiction. Electronic cigarettes are battery-powered devices that burn a nicotine solution to create a vapor resembling the smoke from a tobacco cigarette. Advocates say they promote health by...

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