Trying to kick that pesky smoking habit? A new study suggests that an effective method of doing so may be… smoking more. You’re reading right. Researchers at the University of Catania in Italy performed a two-year study on 300 smokers, asking them to try e-cigarettes. They found that after 12 months, 8.7% of them were no longer smoking real cigarettes. In addition, the study found that 4% of subjects who were given an e-cigarette with no nicotine also abstained from cigarette smoking after a 12-month period. This implies that the act of smoking in itself can be effective in easing smokers from the addictive active ingredient. According to Michael Siegel, a professor at Boston University’s School of Public Health, e-cigarettes “are at least as good” as other FDA approved products used to curtail smoking.
With the recent surge in the popularity of e-cigarettes, researchers around the world are only now beginning large clinical trials on the new smoking alternative. While the numbers above imply the possible benefits of e-cigarette smoking, scientists still have much to learn on its complete effects on the human body. Regardless, smokers looking to quit can be hopeful with this new-found knowledge.
Four years ago, Bob Dylan, who is Jewish, recorded a Christmas album.
It may be surprising to some that it was actually pretty good! And it inspired him to be involved in the creation of this video, which is amazing.
If you've never seen it...
Artist: Clara Moto
Song: Hedonic Treadmill
Album: Blue Distance
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The soundtrack to...
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Former President George W. Bush has accepted President Obama's invitation to ride aboard Air Force One to Nelson Mandela's memorial service on Tuesday.
That got me to thinking. Will the two do any talking during the flight? According to...
Artist: Total Slacker
Song: Keep the Ships at Bay
Album: Slip Away
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Song: Drag Bones
Album: Falling Bough Wisdom Teeth
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