Vaping more effective than nicotine patches, but there's a catch

Patients trying to quit smoking reported more long-term success with one product, say UK researchers

Nicotine-containing e-cigarettes are almost twice as effective as nicotine patches and gum in helping smokers quit, a study suggests.

Quitting smoking

A year after quitting tobacco, however, most vapers were still using e-cigarettes, while fewer than one in 10 smokers who quit with the help of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) were still using it.

Data from almost 900 UK patients enrolled in national smoking cessation services were assigned to either refillable e-cigarettes or nicotine-replacement products.

They were also given face-to

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