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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: 3, Informative) by moylan on Tuesday March 25 2014, @08:36PM

    by moylan (3063) on Tuesday March 25 2014, @08:36PM (#21176)

    and here in ireland they've started to ban them on public transport. n-all-buses-30099335.html []

    they don't smell as foul as conventional smoking to my nose. but i still don't find them pleasant to be around.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday March 26 2014, @12:39AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday March 26 2014, @12:39AM (#21256)

    Public transit and waiting outdoors in lines are the cases that occurred to me where you can't escape smokers and their foul odors.
    Smokers just reek. If vapers stink too, I say treat this the same as cigarettes.

    -- gewg_

    • (Score: 2) by sjames on Wednesday March 26 2014, @05:46AM

      by sjames (2882) on Wednesday March 26 2014, @05:46AM (#21353) Journal

      Many vapers choose no tobacco flavors such as vanilla for their e-liquid. It smells like vanilla.

      I always ask before vaping in someone else's home or car. Nobody has yet found the vapor at all offensive and several quite like it.

      For those who choose tobacco flavors, it smells like un-burnt pipe tobacco.