It's tough to quit smoking — in spite of the array of drugs and nicotine replacement therapies available. The best strategy to use, according to recent research, is to just stop or quit "cold turkey," no matter what helpers one chooses.
While the forces arrayed against harm reduced products (e-cigarettes, vapor products) are formidable Big Tobacco, Big Government, Big "Public Health" the millions of ex-smokers who now vape instead will eventually hold sway, one way or another. There is light in the tunnel, so don't lose hope.
A new study from Chinese researchers found a small, but significant, benefit among smokers trying to quit who have a particular gene variant related to the dopamine reward system. The benefit is not large enough to give any smokers comfort: just don't even start.
Substance-abuse counselors helping teens and young adults combat addiction are not prioritizing smoking cessation, according to a new study. This should be improved, given the tragic consequences of smoking in the long-term.
A recent CDC survey of adult behaviors found that more recent quitters, and those who have tried to quit, are using e-cigarettes.
A new study suggests restricting teen access to e-cigarettes leads to a relative increase in youth smoking.