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Electronic Cigarettes Don't Seem to Help Smokers Quit

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Electronic cigarettes don't appear to help smokers kick the habit.

Researchers from the University of California San Francisco studied self-reported data from about a thousand smokers.

Nearly 90 participants were using E-cigs on a regular basis at the start of the study.

The team wanted to determine if E-cig use was associated with more successful quitting or reduced cigarette consumption.

While they discovered more women, younger adults and people with less education used E-cigs, use of these devices at the start of the study was not associated with either quitting or reducing cigarette use one year later.

Study authors note the low number of E-cig users may have limited their ability to detect an association between E-cig use and quitting.

Further research on a larger scale is needed to confirm their results.

Findings appear in "JAMA Internal medicine."

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