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?
As a person who vapourizes I can share my experience.
As a smoker, non smokers are often repelled.
Smoking is an addiction, psychological and physical. I am not capable of breaking that cycle long enough for it to be worthwhile, I admit that.
Vaping instead is: More affordable; Healthier; A more pleasant experience for me, and the people around me;
I have some strong juices which are 12mg/ml for occasional use, I regularly vape 6mg/ml on a regular basis, and my cartridges have a measure on the side so I regulate how much nicotine I smoke. When I was a smoker, I also regulated how much I smoked (for budgeting pruposes).
Not everyone is careful of this, not everyone wants to be disciplined about their usage. That's their choice.
I would love to quit nicotine, but for now, this minimizes my major concerns about smoking.
Here is a New Zealand Public Health Study with some more beautiful numbers to admire:http://www.healthnz.co.nz/Portland2008ECIG.pdf [healthnz.co.nz]