Are e-cigarettes an effective smoking-cessation tool?

Author: Stefan H. Black, FordHarrison, LLP

There is no consensus as to whether e-cigarettes help tobacco smokers quit smoking. The Food and Drug Administration has not approved e-cigarettes as therapeutic devices for quitting smoking, and e-cigarette manufacturers generally do not claim their products serve any therapeutic purpose. However, some studies indicate that e-cigarettes help smokers trying to quit tobacco cigarettes just as much as other nicotine-delivery devices, such as "the patch" or "the gum."