"It does not support the unlimited availability of e-cigarettes".
They said staff at stop-smoking services have been too reluctant to endorse e-cigarettes, because they have been cautious about the evidence behind them.
None of the kids had tried any tobacco product when they were first surveyed in 2013-2014, but the adolescents did answer a battery of questions created to see how likely they were to try smoking in the future.
A total of 886 participants underwent randomization. They were also asked questions created to illuminate how prone they were toward risky behaviors and sensation-seeking.
E-cigarettes are nearly twice as effective as nicotine replacements for helping smokers quit, a new study suggests.
Several factors may have boosted the results: All the participants were recruited from a government smoking-cessation program and were presumably motivated to quit. The participants also received behavioral support to stop smoking.
But he added: 'Given that ecigs may cause some harm when used over many years I would encourage users to think of them as a stop-gap, but they are far better than smoking - ex-smokers should not stop using them if they are anxious they may go back to cigarettes'. Some of the authors have been paid consultants to makers of anti-smoking products. These effects were mostly mild.
When researchers checked back after a year, they found that 80 percent of e-cigarette users who had managed to steer clear of combustible cigarettes were still vaping regularly. The American Cancer Society took a similar position a year ago. "But whatever the method, it's clear that using the support available from local Stop Smoking Services gives smokers the best chance of quitting". The culture in the United Kingdom surrounding smoking and e-cigarettes is also different from the U.S. "One reason is that there are over 400 brands of e-cigarettes and they vary substantially". That compares with just 4 percent of kids who had not used any type of non-cigarette tobacco products.
FILE - Talia Eisenberg, co-founder of the Henley Vaporium, uses her vaping device in New York, Feb. 20, 2014. Winning such an endorsement would require large studies that can take years and cost millions of dollars. The findings may deal a blow to the vaping industry, which has come under fire by the FDA for allegedly marketing to teenagers by using fruit flavors. It has not scientifically reviewed any of the e-cigarettes on the market and has put off some key regulations until 2022. "However, particularly in the USA, smokers are not, in general, using e-cigarettes under such conditions".
The debate over the potential harms and benefits of vaping has raged on for years. It showed teenage use surged 78 percent from 2017 to 2018. Perhaps some of them did get further help at shops when replacing the e-liquid received from the researchers (which only amounted to a 2- to 8-day supply, unlike the 90 days of NRT products the other group received).
But Jordt noted that newer devices like the Juul pod have only recently arrived in the UK.
Because the PATH study data was observational, the researchers admitted their analysis is unable to "establish causal relations or rule out the possibility of residual confounding by underlying risk-taking propensities".
By the one- and four-week point, people given e-cigarettes were less likely to feel a severe urge to smoke. The other was given an e-cigarette starter kit, complete with a few bottles of e-juice, and those people were encouraged to keep vaping. "I still wanted a cigarette afterward". "And there is also the 'cool factor, '" he said.