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E-cigarettes 'much better for quitting smoking'

E-cigarettes 'much better for quitting smoking'

E-cigarettes are almost twice as effective as nicotine replacements for helping smokers quit, a study suggests.A trial found 18% of smokers who used them to quit remained smoke-free after a year, compared with 9.9% of those using nicotine-replacement treatments.The study of 886 smokers is the first to test how effective modern e-cigarettes are for quitting.Researchers hope their findings will lead to vaping devices being routinely offered by stop-smoking services.Public Health England has already called for e-cigarettes to be made available on the NHS within five years, pointing to a body of research that suggests they are at least 95% less...

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