Jan 31, 2019 - Health

A new study says vaping is a better way to help smokers quit

Someone vaping a juul

Juul is th emost popular vaping product on the market. Photo: Eva Hambach/AFP/Getty Images

A new study shows that e-cigarettes like Juul are an effective way for smokers to quit smoking — twice as effective as other nicotine products like gum and patches, The New York Times reports.

Reality check: Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, in his crackdown on vaping products, has not challenged that contention. His complaint is entirely about Juul's appeal to non-smokers, mainly teens.

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