People who vape and smoke cigarettes are no more likely to drop the nicotine habit than those who just smoke, a new study suggests.
Researchers at The Ohio State University studied 617 tobacco users and found no differences in quit rates for “dual users” of both traditional and electronic cigarettes.
The study, which looked at the relationship between vaping and smoking among youth and young adults between 2013 and 2017, was published in the journal Tobacco Control.
Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the world and encompasses a variety of products, including cigarettes, e-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco. Combustible cigarettes remain the most common tobacco product used by U.S. adults, but studies have shown no level of cigarette consumption is safe. A new review—published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology—examines policies to achieve complete cigarette abstinence as part of efforts to reduce the risk of heart disease.
The more you smoke, the greater your risk of atrial fibrillation. That’s the finding of a study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a European Society of Cardiology (ESC) journal.
Flavor additives used in electronic cigarettes and related tobacco products could impair blood vessel function and may be an early indicator of heart damage, according to new laboratory research in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, an American Heart Association journal.
At least 61 per cent of people who try their first cigarette become, at least temporarily, daily smokers, suggests an analysis of survey data by Queen Mary University of London.
The findings, from over 215,000 survey respondents and published in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research, provides strong support for prioritising efforts to reduce cigarette experimentation among adolescents.