“But it’s still got nicotine in,” say many people when I tell them about the electronic cigarette.
It’s a common misconception that nicotine/tobacco causes much of the damage of smoking. (The real problem is combustion.)
TobaccoHarmReduction experts estimate that smokeless tobacco and e-cigarettes could carry 1% or less of the risk of smoking.
And a new study out today reinforces that belief, finding that nicotine does not accelerate the growth of lung cancer in mice.
The release emphasises the case for the NRT aids, although there is still a problem with them.
They don’t work!
Unaided cessation is generally twice as successful as cessation with NRT over a longer period of time.
The study, however, is encouraging for people who want to enjoy nicotine without burning tobacco to get at it.
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