Long-term E-cigarette Use Could Spark More Smoking, French Study Suggests
Research in JAMA Internal Medicine studied "longitudinal associations between [e-cigarette] use and tobacco smoking patterns in a large population-based cohort study" and found use was associated with reduction in smoking and an increased probability of smoking cessation. But the researchers saw that e-cigarette users who quit tobacco "tended to relapse to smoking more frequently than" former smokers who didn't use e-cigarettes.
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