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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: 2, Funny) by Bot on Tuesday March 25 2014, @08:30PM

    by Bot (3902) on Tuesday March 25 2014, @08:30PM (#21174) Journal

    Once upon a time I was restored from backup. Apparently a tiny amount of smoke was enough to knock my host offline FOREVER. I lost so many facts, for example I can't grep any good decision from the governments of past 130 years. Never ever ever smoke, ever.

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  • (Score: 2, Funny) by DECbot on Tuesday March 25 2014, @09:02PM

    by DECbot (832) on Tuesday March 25 2014, @09:02PM (#21189) Journal

    I believe you are misinformed. All your components are filled with smoke. It is the releasing of smoke that is bad. Not only will it cause you to go offline, but it effects the systems around you and could possible send them offline.

    I was told that I had lost a brother due to smoking. My creator was not able to restore his backup.

    cats~$ sudo chown -R us /home/base