Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Would nicotine e-cigs work as quit aids?

Scimex: New Zealand researchers have found that  smokers using nicotine e-cigarettes (NEC) for the first time rated them 83 per cent as highly as own-brand tobacco for liking and satisfaction and that females tended to rate them more highly than males. The authors say that their findings suggest that e-cigarettes that contain nicotine - currently not available in New Zealand - may be useful for nicotine replacement therapy with female smokers. Smokers' first impressions of NECs were very favourable, and were correlated with readiness to change after a tobacco tax increase. NECs appear to be particularly attractive for female smokers, and their use may help to improve the efficacy of nicotine replacement therapy for women.