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Do e-cigs help smokers quit? – Expert Reaction

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on September 14th, 2016.

Two new reports suggest using e-cigarettes help people quit smoking, including a Cochrane Collaboration review that included a New Zealand study. A study published in the British Medical Journal this morning suggests the growth in the use of e-cigarettes in England has been associated with a higher rate of successful attempts to quit smoking. A […]

Promising pill for kicking the smoking habit

Laura Goodall posted in on December 19th, 2014.

A low-cost quit-smoking pill is more effective than nicotine-replacement therapy, according to new research from the University of Auckland, published yesterday in the New England Journal of Medicine. In a randomised trial, more than 1,300 participants, recruited via Quitline, were given either the drug cytisine or standard nicotine gum or lozenges. Forty per cent of smokers who took the cytisine pills […]

NZ research lights up e-cigarettes as quitting aid

Laura Goodall posted in on December 18th, 2014.

Scientists from the University of Auckland have just completed a study indicating that e-cigarettes may help smokers kick the habit. Their research, published in the Cochrane Library this week, combined and analysed data from previous studies looking at the effects of e-cigarettes on rates of quitting or reducing the number of cigarettes smoked. They found that about […]

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