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E-cigarettes effective at helping smokers quit: study

E-cigarettes effective at helping smokers quit: study

New Delhi, Feb 15 (UNI) E-Cigarettes are effective at helping smokers quit and are almost twice as successful as products like patches or gum for smoking cessation, according to a study.

The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine recently, found that e-cigarettes were nearly twice as effective as conventional nicotine replacement products, like patches and gum, for quitting smoking.

The success rate was still low — 18 per cent among the e-cigarette group, compared to 9.9 per cent among those using traditional nicotine replacement therapy — but many researchers who study tobacco and nicotine said it gave them the clear evidence they had been looking for.

The study was conducted in Britain and funded by the National Institute for Health Research and Cancer Research UK. For a year, it followed 886 smokers assigned randomly to use either e-cigarettes or traditional nicotine replacement therapies. Both groups also participated in at least four weekly counseling sessions, an element regarded as critical for success.

Tobacco use causes nearly 6 million deaths worldwide each year, including 480,000 in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If tobacco use trends continue, the global death tally is projected to reach 8 million deaths annually by 2030.

E-cigarettes provide the nicotine smokers crave without the toxic tar and carcinogens that come from inhaling burning tobacco. But regulators in the United States, Britain and elsewhere have not approved them to be marketed as smoking cessation tools.

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PM-STIAC identifies nine missions of national importance

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06 Mar 2019 | 5:20 PM

New Delhi, Mar 6 (UNI) PM-Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC) has identified nine missions of national importance with an objective to conserve country's biodiversity and develop sustainable agriculture processes, leverage precision health for personal well being, recover wealth from waste and develop and use artificial intelligence .

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Strengthening newborn health & prevention of Birth Defects

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05 Mar 2019 | 3:17 PM

Kolkata, Mar 5 (UNI) Birth defects, also known as congenital anomalies, can be defined as structural or functional abnormalities, including metabolic disorders, which are present from birth.

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Role of meditation in preventing cardiovascular diseases to be taken up in AIIMS Rishikesh

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28 Feb 2019 | 5:19 PM

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Respiratory Syncytial Virus - a leading cause of respiratory disease globally

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Kolkata, Feb 18 (UNI) Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is a leading cause of respiratory disease globally.

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