E-Cigarettes Can Help Smokers Kick The Habit
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego looked at more than 160,000 people over 14 years and found that people who used e-cigarettes to quit smoking were more successful than those who didn’t.
Quitting Rates Are Up, Electronic Cigarettes May Be Helping
Electronic cigarettes may be a helpful tool for those who are looking to quit smoking, according to a recent study. This complicates the public health narrative around this new tobacco product, which have grown in popularity in the U.S. over the past decade. (Kusmer, 7/31)
In other public health news —
California Bill Would Allow Supervised Drug Consumption Centers
California is considering opening drug consumption centers, where drug users could get high under the supervision of health care professionals. The centers would offer clean needles, a safe environment, access to life-saving medication and referrals to substance abuse treatment. (Cabrera and Cavanaugh, 7/31)