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?
Her nicotine intake might have gone up (or not), but her tar and carbon monoxide intake went to zero.
Nicotine, divorced from the other contents of tobacco seems to be far less harmful, perhaps on-par with caffeine.
That makes some sense. She was always a high strung, very loud and very vocal person. My last few months there she got worse and worse, although the job situation deteriorated as well. She also drank coffee all day. It was difficult at times sharing the same office with her:)