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E-Cigarette success studied

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A major new study finds E-Cigarettes work just as well as if not slightly better than the nicotine patch in helping people quit smoking.

The study of more than 600 smokers trying to quit looked at the effects of using the patch or E-Cigarettes with nicotine. 7.3-percent of E-Cigarette users were able to quit smoking for 6 months compared to 5.8-percent of patch users.

E-Cigarettes use water vapor rather than tobacco to deliver a hit of nicotine, and their long-term health effects are unknown. Smoking cessation experts say the ultimate question will be whether the benefits of E-Cigarette will outweigh those of conventional nicotine therapy, like gum or the patch.

Of the people who were unable to quit smoking, well over half of the E-Cigarette users reduced the number of daily cigarettes smoked substantially.

This study is from researchers at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, and is published in The Lancet.

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