Hey vaping friends. Here’s what made headlines this week.

Study: E-cigarettes good as short-term quitting aid

A new e-cig study has found out how e-cigarettes can help individuals quit smoking for good. However, the study suggests that they should be used as short term abstinence aids for quitting smoking only and should not replace smoking per se. The paper, presented at the 2015 American Thoracic Society International Conference, claims that e-cigarettes have been shown to significantly improve abstinence at 1 month when compared to placebo electronic smokes.

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Long-term studies of the efficacy and safety of e-cigarettes are needed to determine their possible role in smoking cessation.

Lead author Riyad al-Lehebi stated.

See more details about the study on The Sun Daily.

How Do Electronic Cigarettes Affect Life Insurance Rates?

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Vaping is now a popular way of life for many smokers and former smokers. Despite the popularity of e-cigarettes, their overall health effects are yet to be determined and the FDA has not formally endorsed e-cigarettes as a safer alternative to cigarettes. At the same time e-cigarettes have not been around long enough for in-depth research on the long-term effects and the life insurance industry rates the usage accordingly. This article explains how e-cigarettes can affect your life insurance rates and provides quite an informative read.

Read more on this important issue on Quotacy.