E-cigarettes, a Way to Quit Smoking

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E-cigarettes could be seen as a step to start quitting smoking, but Michael Hernandez, Critical Care & Pulmonary Medicine Physician, at South Miami Hospital, says there are no conclusive studies that to reduce the use of conventional cigarettes might help the use of electronic ones.

“In regards to cessation, it doesn’t quite succeed patients who smoke do smoke less combustible cigarettes when they’re smoking e-cigarettes”, he explains.

Hernandez also highlights it is unclear whether they’re ingesting less nicotine or they’re less addicted.

Transcript
Using e-cigarettes does it help your patients or people you’ve talked to reduce their need or reduce their use of conventional cigarettes that is a little inconclusive right now there’s three big trials in regards to that and the data is very inconclusive we have seen some some studies that show that in regards to cessation it doesn’t quite succeed patients who smoke do smoke less combustible cigarettes when they’re smoking e-cigarettes it’s a little unclear whether they’re ingesting less nicotine or they’re less addicted remember since the e-cigarettes are very discrete instead of taking a smoke break for 10 to 15 minutes they can use our E-cigarettes at work so they may be ingesting more nicotine and it may be even more difficult to get them to stop smoking combustible cigarettes now you’re addicted to something else which they did something else and you know there’s there’s actually new data that 48 percent of patients who would have quit smoking anyways are still smoking because they’re vaping
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