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Largest US study of e-cigarettes shows their value as smoking cessation aid

E-cigarettes do have value as a smoking cessation aid, according to a new study just released by a team of MUSC Hollings Cancer Center researchers. This new study, the largest trial of e-cigarettes in the U.S., showed that e-cigarette usage nudged people toward quitting smoking—even people who had entered the trial saying they had no intention of quitting. The results were published in eClinicalMedicine this month. "This is not a panacea for smoking cessation," cautioned Matthew Carpenter, Ph.D., first author on the paper and co-leader of the Cancer Control Research Program at Hollings.

August 28, 2023 by