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.
Artist: Bing Ji Ling
Song: Every1's a Winner
Album: Por Cada Nube
"When given the opportunity to raid the RAK vaults for tracks to cover, Hot Chocolate's material was our first port of call," Quinn Luke tells Rolling Stone....
I was feeling the Holiday Spirit and decided, let's bring back the Caption Contest ! As usual, I searched high and low for a Christmas photo to inspire you, so without further adieu, please give me your best caption to this photo. The winner will...
It's kind of like trick or treating, except it's for alcohol! Who's in?
If you've ever heard The Wassail Song, you've heard about this practice, even though you may not have realized it. A few hundred years ago, peasants used to...
We delved into the iPod's holiday selections today, and pulled out the highly irritating song by Elmo and Patsy, "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer." It was originally recorded in 1979 but started getting seasonal radio airplay in the early...
Such a classy period for women. I could definitely use a break from all the skin.
10 Vintage Styles That Need to Come Back
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
"'Hedonic Treadmill' describes the tendancy of people to adapt to good events - or bad - and then return to the same level of happiness," Clara Moto tells Rolling Stone. "In...