For the study they have monitored smoking behaviors of 1,000 smokers in California.
The researchers found that 49 percent of the people who use e-cigarette are less likely to decrease smoking and 59 percent who use e-cigarette are less likely to quit smoking than the people who never used e-cigarette.
It is believed that people use e-cigarette so that they can reduce smoking and then eventually give up smoking, but the results of the study are in contrary to what people generally believe about e-cigarette.
The findings also show that daily smokers and women were more likely to try e-cigarette.
Wael Al-Delaimy, MD, PhD, professor and chief of the Division of Global Public Health in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health said that the study will inform Unites States Food and Drug Administration or FDA and other regulators on the usage of e-cigarette as they create guidelines for e-cigarette, where e-cigarette has become popular and having dangerous effects, and it is attracting people to use e-cigarette who have never used conventional cigarettes.
Ron Chapman, MD, MPH, California Department of Public Health (CDPH) director and state health officer said that there is lot of misinformation about e-cigarette and being a state health’s officer, he was advising people of California to avoid e-cigarette and to keep it out of reach of children of all ages.
Dr Wael said, “One hypothesis is that smokers are receiving an increase in nicotine dose by using e-cigarettes.”
The findings of the study are published in the journal American Journal of Public Health.