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posted by mrcoolbp on Tuesday March 25 2014, @08:01PM   Printer-friendly
from the quitting-is-for-quitters dept.

GungnirSniper writes:

A small study done by The Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at The University of California, San Francisco, "suggests that e-cigarettes don't actually help people to quit smoking." However, of the 949 smokers in the study, only 88 used e-cigarettes, causing the study's researchers to "admit that their findings should be viewed with some caution."

World Science reports "They also found that e-cigarette use was more commmon among women, younger adults and people with less education." Last year, the US Centers for Disease Control reported e-cigarette use more than doubled among U.S. middle and high school students from 2011-2012. The lack of solid research, potential youth market, and abundance of caution have had anti-tobacco activists and researchers pushing for a ban on advertising of e-cigarettes.

NPR has a recently story about "vaping" (using e-cigarettes) indoors and in the workplace.

If you smoke, have you been able to cut back your smoking or quit thanks to electronic cigarettes? If you do not smoke, does it bother you that others use e-cigarettes indoors?

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  • (Score: 0, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 25 2014, @08:49PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 25 2014, @08:49PM (#21182)

    You guys realize this summary is ripped line-for-line from Pipedot, right? arettes-may-not-help-smokers-quit []

    I mean, what the heck? Couldn't whomever put this summary up, you know, changed a word or two on the way to hitting submit? Is the only way the community can get new postings is to take them from other sites wholesale? What sort of site do we want to become, here? I am pretty grossed out by this.

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  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by d on Tuesday March 25 2014, @09:06PM

    by d (523) on Tuesday March 25 2014, @09:06PM (#21191)

    Perhaps the same person submitted it on both websites?

    • (Score: 5, Insightful) by Ethanol-fueled on Tuesday March 25 2014, @09:21PM

      by Ethanol-fueled (2792) on Tuesday March 25 2014, @09:21PM (#21193) Homepage

      As long as they didn't take it from Slashdot, who gives a fuck?

      That being said, Pipedot looks better than Soylent News in every way imaginable except that it's asking to be sued by Dice 'cuz 'dat name.