HypeWatch: E-Cigs Best Cessation Tool Ever, Really?


May 21, 2014

A retrospective analysis comparing smoking cessation initiatives found that the e-cigarette was an effective cessation aid – more effective than use of over-the-counter nicotine replacement aids – but the study design casts doubt on that conclusion. "It's not to say that the study has no value, but it's a big stretch to say that the e-cigarette works better than the nicotine patch," Frank Leone, MD, MS, director of the Penn's Comprehensive Smoking Treatment Program, who was not involved with the study, told MedPage Today.

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