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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: 1) by Fry on Wednesday March 26 2014, @07:20AM

    by Fry (642) on Wednesday March 26 2014, @07:20AM (#21381)


    (Note that the i before e rule doesn't work here; you're due for installing a spell checker.)

    Now, if smokers could breath in every bit of their burning shit and never breath any of it back out, I'd be fine with that as well.

    FYI, the word you're looking for (twice) is breathe, so I guess you're due for installing a grammar checker? :)

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday March 26 2014, @12:53PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday March 26 2014, @12:53PM (#21456)

    I knew that.'s_law []

    Yeah. {sheepish look}

    -- gewg_