Teens Worry About Impact Of Electronic Cigarettes – Oroville Mercury Register

They market them in candy-like flavors that are attractive to kids, tout that they can be used anywhere, and use celebrities for their endorsements. “They glorify it,” said Leilanii Hernandez, 13. Many students treat concerns like a joke.
from: http://www.orovillemr.com/ci_25830259/teens-worry-about-impact-electronic-cigarettes

Friday Feedback: E-Cigs for Cessation

They were careful not to recommend e-cigarettes as a means to quit smoking.” Jennifer McClure, PhD : “As for their role as a cessation aid, there is some provocative data suggesting some people find e-cigs a useful tool in quitting, and equally provocative data to suggest that e-cig users are ultimately less likely united states to quit smoking because the devices reinforce the smoking habit and sustain one’s dependence on nicotine.” Nathan Cobb, MD : “Many studies muddle the waters by treating them as a novel product class, rather than unregulated, heavily marketed modifications of existing products. Some will work as well as existing devices (e.g. the pharmaceutical inhaler), others will work poorly or even expose the user to risk.” NRT Versus E-Cigs Beth Smolko, PA-C : “Treatment options for patients in recent years have ranged from drugs to patches, none of which address the habits associated with tobacco use. Treatment options for psychiatric patients have been particularly limited.” Tiep: “I would like to note that nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) properly prescribed, including appropriate dosing of nicotine, is about 20% effective.
original: http://www.medpagetoday.com/PrimaryCare/Smoking/45967

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