Vaping to Quit Smoking

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There is no compelling evidence that vaping helps smokers quit.  That said, adult smokers who are concerned about their tobacco do use vapes to manage nicotine withdrawal, to reduce their exposure to harmful chemicals in regular tobacco smoke, to cut down and sometimes even to keep from starting to smoke again or prevent smoking relapse.  What I typically will say to our patients is we have a wheelhouse of safe and effective cessation behavioral strategies and medications and we want to recommend what we know as safe and effective and we do not recommend electronic cigarettes as cessation tools.