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?
So for me, the patch was what helped me to quit. Two years and happy as a clam. Then I met my future wife and she smoked. So I started again.
After we got married, We agreed to quit for health reasons, so I went back to the patch. No problems. She tried the patch and it just didn't work for her. So we yo-yoed back and forth with quitting for half a year. I suggested she try an e-cig (vape for life super king if I remember correctly), and that did the trick. She (and her sister) both quit cigarettes almost over night. We had a raging liquid problem for a while as they tried out all the flavors. Eventually though, as they both started using them less and less. So now we have a drawer full of equipment we'll probably never use again, and we couldn't be happier.
Of course they're now onto hookahs, and I've fallen into that as well. Now I need to figure a way to get us all to quit that!
I have seen an e-hookah :-)