E-Cigarettes: Friend or Foe?


E-cigarettes are viewed as a great tool for cessation or as a gateway device to greater use of tobacco products. Research in a California study involving more than 1000 smokers aged 18-59 has found those who ever used e-cigarettes are less likely to cut back on cigarette consumption in the future. Most public health personnel are concerned about these devices--especially as popularity grows in youth. More research is needed.

PositiveTip: For good health avoid all forms of smoking, including e-cigarettes.