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According to a small research which is held in Scotland, the fact that e-cigarettes help smokers quit smoking is not true, but use of e-cigarettes in former smokers stimulated them to go for smoking again.
For the study, researchers interviewed 64 volunteers to tell their experiences about e-cigarettes. The researchers who wanted to find out the benefits and harmful effects of e-cigarettes.
To their surprise, researchers found that use of e-cigarettes inspired former smokers to start tobacco smoking again.
Amanda Amos, a researcher at the Center for Population health Science at the University of Edinburg Medical School and the study author said, “Because e-cigarettes are relatively new products we are only beginning to learn about the health risks.”
Some of the volunteers believed that e-cigarettes are better replacements for smoking while others thought that it didn’t help them quit smoking.
E-cigarettes have gained famed among smokers to quit smoking, without totally getting off their habit. E-cigarettes don’t contain tobacco, which is generally the worst part of the traditional cigarette. But it should be considered that e-cigarettes still use nicotine, which is addictive and harmful for health.
The research was a small effort to find out the benefits and harmful effects of e-cigarettes and it doesn’t confirm that e-cigarettes are really bad for smokers and other users. But the research has raised an important question about the perceived health friendly nature of e-cigarettes.
It will be a valuable idea to conduct this research with more participants, to give more accurate results about the research.