Study suggests alternative method for smokers trying to kick the habit
If you are a smoker who is trying to kick the habit, you may want to try using e-cigarettes.
A large new study finds smokers trying to kick the habit had better success using e-cigarettes than other over-the-counter methods.
British researchers interviewed nearly 6,000 smokers trying to quit without help from a doctor.
They found one-fifth of those using e-cigarettes had stopped smoking, compared to only one-tenth of those who used nicotine patches or gum.
E-cigarettes have been the focus of intense debate in the United States because many experts believe they may lure children to start smoking.
The FDA has commissioned a study to track the effects of e-cigarettes, but they results are still years away.