Monthly Archives: November 2018

Being around vapers does not undermine desire to quit smoking


The rise in popularity of e-cigarettes is a contentious topic. Are they good because they’re a safer alternative to conventional cigarettes? Or are they bad because they renormalize smoking, making it harder for smokers to quit? Research published today in BMC Medicine, looking at over 12,000 smokers, unexpectedly found that those who were regularly exposed to e-cigarette use by others were more likely to be highly motivated to quit. Here the lead author, Sarah Jackson, tells us more.

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