MIAMI Feb. 9, 2011 American Journal of Preventative Medicine e-cigarettes
Boston University School of Public Health Michael Siegel John Ayers
Boston University Michael Siegel
Boston Researchers discovered a 31 percent success rate among respondents to the study six months after their first purchase of an electronic cigarette. Average success rates among traditional nicotine replacement methods such as nicotine patches or gum only have a 12-18 percent success rate.
While additional studies need to done on what contributes to the effectiveness of electronic cigarettes, Siegel said he believes there is a link between satisfying the physical behavior of smoking and resulting success in quitting.
"While it is well-recognized that nicotine plays a role in smoking addiction, little attention has been given to the behavioral aspects of the addiction," he said. "These devices simulate the smoking experience, which appears to make them effective as a smoking cessation tool."
"Banning this product would invariably result in many ex-smokers returning to cigarette smoking," Siegel said. "Removing electronic cigarettes from the market would substantially harm the public’s health."
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Siegel MB, Tanwar KL, Wood KS. Electronic cigarettes as a smoking-cessation tool: results from an online survey. Am J Prev Med 40(4), 2011.
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