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Smokers who switch to e-cigs might relapse back to tobacco

(KYMA, KECY) - A new study says e-cigarettes aren't the answer to quitting smoking.

Researchers looked at nearly 13,000 smokers in the United States who had quit cigarettes.

The analysis found 50% who quit so-called "cold turkey" were still off cigarettes at the second annual follow up.

But, only about 40% of those who used any other form of tobacco use, including e-cigarettes, had quit successfully.

Researchers say if e-cigarettes were a viable way to quit smoking cigarettes, those who switched to e-cigarettes would have seen a much lower relapse rate.

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April Hettinger

April was born and raised in San Diego where she loved the beach town and her two dogs, Lexi and Malibu. She decided to trade the beach for the snow and advanced her education at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.

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