A new study suggests e-cigarettes may significantly reduce tobacco cravings in smokers. The small study, which included 48 smokers who were not trying to quit, indicates e-cigarettes may help smokers reduce the number of cigarettes they smoke, or help them stop altogether, the researchers say.
The investigators, from the University of Leuven in Belgium, divided the smokers into three groups. Two of the groups were allowed to use e-cigarettes and regular cigarettes for the first two months. The third group was only allowed to smoke tobacco cigarettes for the first two months, but was permitted to use e-cigarettes after that, according to Time. Participants were monitored through a website where they logged their use of e-cigarettes and regular cigarettes.