Study suggests alternative method for smokers trying to kick the habit

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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.