Smokers Unmotivated to Quit Smoke More With e-Cigarettes
Not only does the use of e-cigarettes not help cigarette smokers who are unmotivated to quit, it has the opposite effect, according to results from a new study. "In our study, people vaping in addition to smoking actually started smoking more," said study lead investigator Nancy Anoruo, MD, from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester.
@michell In a cohort of 405 smokers who were unmotivated to quit, 248 were defined as dual smokers after responding "yes" to "ever having used" e-cigarettes, and 157 were defined as traditional smokers who only smoked combustible cigarettes. The majority of participants, 82%, were white, 8.8% were black, and 49% were women.