Are e-Cigarettes an Effective Smoking Cessation Tool?
How you use e-cigarettes while trying to quit may be key. Evidence suggests that irregular use does not improve tobacco abstinence; however, current smokers who used e-cigarettes more frequently had higher rates of success.
In adolescents, the trends point definitively in an opposite, decidedly troubling direction. Multiple studies in different populations and cultures have shown that those who regularly use e-cigarettes are more likely to eventually switch to smoking tobacco products.[18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26]
One recent analysis even showed that simple exposure to e-cigarette advertisements was associated with progression to first-time tobacco use. Even if we're past the days of Joe Camel and other cartoon enticements to smoke, the dark arts of persuasion may still be at work.
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