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Can E-cigarettes help COPD patients quit smoking and reduce harm to lungs?

02:50 EDT 11 Sep 2017 | Medical Xpress

E-cigarette use has become increasingly common over the past several years, and some smokers have even employed the flavored vapor in the hopes that it might help them quit, or at least mitigate the negative health consequences of a nicotine habit. For people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), e-cigarettes do neither, according to a new study at the UNC School of Medicine published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

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