Have you managed to quit smoking with the e-cigarette? If so, scientists in America want to hear from you.
The American Council on Smoking and Health are looking for smokers who have managed to quit using the electronic cigarette.
Dispatch: A question for our Dispatch readers
ACSH staffers would like to know if you or anyone you know has been able to use electronic cigarettes to kick your cigarette habit. Please send your responses to [email protected] or tweet it to @JeffACSH.
Elizabeth Whelan, President of the ACSH (see our brief biography of her on our e-cigarette people page) has spoken out before in favour of the e-cigarette, and criticised the FDA’s stance in a Washington Post article.
The e-cigarette may not currently be marketed as an NRT aid, and there is no long term study that offers proof that it can help smokers quit. However, research has shown that it can increase the level of nicotine in the blood and help alleviate the symptons of nicotine cessation. Research due to start later this year in New Zealand will test its ability to help smokers quit in the long term.
Update: ACSH have already a large response according to their website: E-Cigs Bring ACSH E-Harmony.