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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 chromas on Wednesday March 26 2014, @01:58AM

    by chromas (34) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday March 26 2014, @01:58AM (#21276) Journal

    You're talking about second-hand effects but he said side effects. Therefore, although your points are interesting, they also comprise a non sequitur.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday March 26 2014, @02:22AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday March 26 2014, @02:22AM (#21284)

    Oops. There I go thinking about the effects that people's proclivities have on *others* when I should have been worried about those individuals' self-destructive tendencies.

    Even then, I'd like to see a link to harm done by caffeine or at least a mention of what that harm might be.
    ...and how many liters of Jolt it takes to get there.