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Hollywood got Freda Souligny smoking at just 13. Now, 81, she had a pack-a-day habit for 61 years. She stopped when emphysema led her to electric cigarettes two months ago.
"This made the transition … I didn't feel this horrible withdrawal," she said.
Battery-operated, they deliver nicotine vapor through an adjustable cartridge and cost about 60 bucks to start.
Freda kicked her habit by slowly cutting the nicotine dose over several weeks, but Professor Tom Eissenberg says e-cigs are misleading.
"We wanted to know if they really delivered nicotine - one of the things they're supposed to do - if they really produce some of the same effects as a tobacco cigarette," said Tom Eissenberg, Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University.
A pair of studies found that while real cigarettes deliver nicotine, electronic cigarettes do not - despite claiming to do so.
"Neither of them delivered nicotine, which was surprising, because that is - in fact - exactly what they are supposed to do," said Eissenberg.
He says smoking an e-cig is just like puffing on an un-lit cigarette - no nicotine, no tobacco - nothing, but Freda doesn't agree.Use e liquid to instead of the tobacco cigarette so that you can keep your health.
"It wasn't medication - 'cause I didn't take medication."
The studies do say that e-cigs can cut the urge to smoke by nearly half, so Freda's mind may be tricking her body - but she doesn't care.
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Miraculous or smoke-and-mirrors? It really doesn't matter as long as you quit.
BACKGROUND: An electronic cigarette is a battery-powered device that resembles, and is shaped like a traditional cigarette. It doesn't have tobacco leaves. Instead it contains a battery-operated heating tool that turns a refillable, liquid chemical into a vapor mist. That mist is inhaled into the lungs, just like regular cigarette. Depending on the brand and flavor purchased, the liquid may or may not contain nicotine and trace amounts of tobacco. Since the vapor is inhaled directly into the lungs, very little second-hand vapor is created. According to the popular daily newspaper USA Today, more than one million Americans admit they have used e-cigarettes to quit smoking.