e-Cigs Beat Nicotine Patch, Gum for Smoking Cessation in RCT
Smokers who use e-cigarettes to quit are almost twice as likely to stop smoking combustible tobacco at 1 year, compared with those who use nicotine replacement products such as patches or gum, a randomized trial has found. But not everyone is convinced e-cigarettes are the best approach. The study by Peter Hajek, PhD, from Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom, and colleagues was published online today in the New England Journal of Medicine.
@harupjeet Although a large number of smokers report that they have quit smoking successfully with the help of e-cigarettes, health professionals have been reluctant to recommend their use because of the lack of clear evidence from randomized controlled trials. This is now likely to change.