A report published by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) claims that e-cigarette users are more likely than non-users to successfully quit smoking - for at least three months. Aruni Bhatnagar, director of the American Heart Association's Tobacco Research and Addiction Center said: "We just don't know if moving to e-cigarettes is good enough to reduce the harm".
The study further suggests that e-cigarettes, rather than other factors such as higher taxes or anti-tobacco campaigns, were responsible for the increased rate of quitting.
Researchers found that e-cigarette users were more likely to attempt to quit smoking and more likely to succeed than non-users when looking at data from one of the largest representative samples of e-cigarette users to date.
"The people who say that use of e-cigarettes inhibits cessation should be sobered by this paper", said Dr. Steven Schroeder, a physician and tobacco researcher at the University of California, San Francisco.
Tobacco companies want USA regulators to approve new marketing claims for smokeless products as a safer alternative to smoking, and some public-health advocates agree.
To examine the effects of e-cigs use on quitting smoking, Zhu and his colleagues collected data from the US Census CPS-TUS. Smoking cessation rates were determined from participants who reported smoking cigarettes in the past year (n = 23,270).
Smokers who use e-cigarettes are more likely to quit using conventional cigarettes.
Race to free Mumbai building collapse survivors
Most of those trapped in the debris are believed to be elderly and women. "The rescue work is going on a war-footing", he said. The officer said that they received alerts about the building collapse at about 10.43am local time (6.13am BST).
The study identified that the cessation rate for smokers who did not use e-cigarettes in 2014-15 was "statistically indistinguishable" from the rate in previous years.
How safe are e-cigarettes?
The AHA said it is reasonable for physicians to support a patient's use of an e-cigarette to stop smoking if they have failed approved therapies and would like to try this approach.
Ever users referred to those who had ever tried e-cigarettes, while current users were those who answered "every day" or "some days".
"If the 40 million smokers in the US switched to e-cigarettes, the nation would be a lot healthier for it", Schroeder said.
"We are pretty confident that e-cigarettes are less unsafe, but that is only because cigarettes are so bad", he said.
Earlier this month, a House panel renewed its efforts to prevent the Food and Drug Administration from requiring safety reviews of e-cigarettes already on the market. However, many scientists agree that smokeless tobacco poses lower health risks than smoking, and some academics and public-health experts are pushing USA health agencies to provide the public with information on the relative risks of tobacco products.
By tapping Scaramucci for a White House role, Trump capped a months-long saga that began before the inauguration. When I said we were brothers from the podium, that's because we're rough on each other.
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She said she would have won the election had it not been for the release of campaign chairman John Podesta's emails . However, people of her own party believe that the book fails to cover the major aspects that allowed Trump to win.
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She said she is anxious a move like this could be opening the door for even more discrimination towards an already targeted group. Trump on Wednesday announced on Twitter a rollback to an Obama-era policy allowing transgender people to serve in the military.
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The four Arab nations closed their borders to the Qatari people and are deporting Qatari citizens from their countries. Al-Attiyah said that one of the facets of freedom of expression was the enforcement of systems and laws.
Farm loans form 60% of new NPAs: HDFC Bank
HDFC Bank on Monday reported stellar Q1 numbers, sending shares of the third most valued company on BSE almost 2 per cent higher. Other income grew 25.3 per cent to Rs 3,516.7 crore helped largely by a 30 per cent growth in fee and commissions.
Xbox One X Pre-Orders to Open Soon
It could be days, or in a month in time for the Gamescom 2017 video game show in Cologne, Germany. In addition to the standard Xbox One S features, like 4K and 4K Blu-Ray, the bundle will include.
Still no new on Indians missing in Iraq
Iraq on Monday said it could not confirm if the 39 Indian nationals who were kidnapped by the Islamic State in 2014 were alive. Swaraj is likely to make a detailed statement in Parliament on Tuesday about her meeting with her Iraqi counterpart.
Parents accused of giving opioids to baby on day she was born
Investigators learned that Christenson had been "heavily using heroin and prescription pain medication during her pregnancy". Christenson , who was in Walmart with her older children , was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant at that time.