“E-cigarettes were also associated with a low success rate of smoking cessation during that period,” said Pierce, an emeritus professor of family medicine and public health. In fact, a new study found that nearly 60% of recent ex-smokers who used e-cigarettes daily resumed smoking by 2019.
“There is no evidence that the use of e-cigarettes is an effective smoking cessation aid,” Pierce said.
Uptick for use by teens
Proponents of e-cigarettes as a smoking cessation tool say higher nicotine versions should help cigarette smokers According to Pierce, quitting smoking because you smoke less often than you smoke the entire cigarette.
“In 2017, cigarette sales increased by 40%,” he said, with the majority of the market share being dominated by new brands of e-cigarettes with very high nicotine levels.
“We wanted to see these new high nicotine versions and see if there was evidence that helped people quit because the previous ones didn’t.”
According to Pierce, instead of increased use by smokers, the use of e-cigarettes as a smoking cessation aid has decreased by 25% over two years.
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“We can’t study the effectiveness of these high nicotine e-cigarettes because they haven’t been used by smokers for most of the two years,” Pierce said. He added that there was a slight increase in 2019 and should be analyzed when the next PATH data is released.
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The FDA has not commented on specific studies to CNN, but “as part of the evidence to support our mission to better understand specific issues and protect public health. I’m evaluating it. “
“The FDA is reviewing the findings of this paper,” FDA spokesman Allison Hunt said in an email.