DETROIT (WWJ) – Many people who are trying to kick the habit turn to E-cigarettes.
But do they help?
WWJ Health Reporter Dr. Deanna Lites has details of a new study.
Electronic cigarettes or E-cigs are not helping smokers quit says University of California – San Francisco researcher Stanton Glantz.
Glantz says while e-cigs are marketed as a way to quit smoking, there is no evidence they do.
“We reviewed the entire scientific literature and found that not only were these cigarettes not helping smokers quit but smokers who used these cigarettes were about a third less likely to quit smoking than smokers who didn’t use them,” says Glantz.
No e-cigarette company has submitted an application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to approve e-cigarettes for smoking cessation.
If you’re trying to quit, consider calling the CDC Quit Line — a free resource available in every state where trained experts are on hand to help and you can find tips from former smokers in an effort to get smoke-free.