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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) by zim on Wednesday March 26 2014, @01:02AM

    by zim (1251) on Wednesday March 26 2014, @01:02AM (#21265)
    I'll be behind a ban on nicotine dispensing devices like this.

    Right after we put out a ban on perfume, aftershave, bodysprays, and all the other millions of smelly chemicals (most of which we know exactly how toxic they are) people cover themselves in.

    Because so far... Nicotine hasn't caused me any physical harm. But i've encountered more than a few of the other things that will give an instant headache, and my eyes, nose, sinuses swell right up and cause physical pain.

    Why should i have to suffer because of what other people are doing.

    Of all the things in the air... Nicotine itself is pretty damm harmless. On par with caffiene.
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