COCHRANE REVIEW: E-cigarettes more effective at helping smokers quit

The review, produced by Cochrane, examined the best quality evidence on e-cigarettes for quitting smoking from around the world. They found that e-cigarettes were more effective at helping smokers quit than the use of nicotine replacement therapy, currently the most commonly used medication to help smokers quit.

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E-Cigarettes More Effective Than Counseling

At 12 weeks, 21.9% of participants given nicotine-containing e-cigarettes had quit smoking, 17.3% of participants given non-nicotine e-cigarettes had quit and 9.1% of participants given only counseling had quit. Overall, those using nicotine-containing e-cigarettes were 2.4 times more likely to quit than those who did not vape at all.

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