E-cigs'twice as effective' than nicotine patches, gum or sprays for quitting

" E-cigarettes are almost twice as effective at helping smokers give up tobacco than other alternatives such as nicotine patches or gum, " Sky News reports. Researchers carried out a trial with 886 smokers who sought help through NHS stop smoking services. People were randomly assigned to either nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products (products such as patches or gums that can deliver a dose of nicotine) or e-cigarettes, plus one-to-one support for at least 4 weeks. After a year, 18% of e-cigarette users had stopped smoking tobacco, compared to 9.9% of NRT users.
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E-cigarettes were more effective for smoking cessation than nicotine-replacement therapy, when both products were accompanied by behavioural support.
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TheNew England Journal of Medicine recently published a study comparing e-cigarettes'effectiveness in helping smokers quit with that of nicotine-replacement therapy, finding marked differences between the two interventions.
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CONCLUSIONS: Behavioural interventions that teach people to recognise situations that are high risk for relapse along with strategies to cope with them provided no worthwhile benefit in preventing relapse in assisted abstainers, although unexplained statistical heterogeneity means we are only moderately certain of this. In people who have successfully quit smoking using pharmacotherapy, there were mixed results regarding extending pharmacotherapy for longer than is standard. Extended treatment with varenicline helped to prevent relapse; evidence for the effect estimate was of moderate certainty, limited by unexplained stat...
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On Wednesday, theNew England Journal of Medicine published a newstudy that reported the results of a one-year randomized, clinical trial in which e-cigarettes were compared to nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) to aid smoking cessation. The study was conducted in the UK, and both treatments were accompanied by behavioral counseling. The result: " The 1-year abstinence rate was 18.0% in the e-cigarette group, as compared with 9.9% in the nicotine-replacement group (relative risk, 1.83; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.30 to 2.58). "This is the most definitive study yet on the effectiveness of electronic cigarettes ...
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E-cigarettes are almost twice as effective   as nicotine-replacement therapy for smoking cessation when both are accompanied by behavioural support, according to a study from researchers at Queen Mary University of London.
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THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 -- Electronic cigarettes are more effective for smoking cessation than nicotine replacement therapy, according to a study published online Jan. 30 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Peter Hajek, Ph.D., from the Queen...
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(Medical University of South Carolina) Women are 31 percent less likely to quit smoking successfully, in part because nicotine replacement therapy is more effective in male smokers. Female smokers experienced more stress and craving than men after viewing cellphone-delivered stress-inducing images, report researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina in Nicotine&Tobacco Research. Although all smokers making a cessation attempt would likely benefit from interventions to reduce stress, these findings suggest that women could receive particular benefit.
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Authors: Indrio F, Dargenio VN, Giordano P, Francavilla R Abstract Colic is a common and distressing functional gastrointestinal disorder during infancy. It is a behavioral phenomenon in infants aged 1-4 months involving prolonged inconsolable crying and agitated status with multifactorial etiology. Colic can be considered as a benign, self-limited process because the baby normally grows and feeds even with transient irritable mood. Nevertheless, infantile colic is a common difficulty causing anxiety during parenthood and a recurrent reason for them to seek medical help, especially if it is the first child. The cau...
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This Viewpoint argues that adoption of a combination of varenicline, nicotine replacement therapy, and behavioral support as first-line treatment for tobacco addiction could increase smoking cessation rates in the United States and proposes that varenicline be made an over-the-counter medication to help more smokers quit cigarettes and improve population health.
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