New Year's resolutions to kick e-cigarette use
Many people have the New Year's resolution to quit smoking.
But with the rise of e-cigarettes, what if your resolution is to quit vaping?
Vaping can be more addictive and even harder to quit than regular cigarettes, so kicking the habit may take even more vigilance.
E-cigarettes were touted as a safer alternative to smoking when first released
Now studies show, that is not the case.
Doctors say vaping delivers higher doses of nicotine, which makes it's easier to become addicted and harder to stop.
One JUUL pod contains the nicotine equivalent of roughly one pack of cigarettes.
Cases of sometimes lethal respiratory illness possibly related to vaping are on the rise, causing users to kick the habit.
Doctors say the best way to quit isn't the easiest, cold turkey.
Dr. Joseph Noga, Medical Director at Sait Elizabeth Boardman said, "Visit your family doctor. If you have a nicotine addiction, there are other products you can take like nicotine patches or gum, which are safer and give you a controlled dose of nicotine."
E-cigarettes are more attractive to users because of their design, flavors, and overall popularity.
Those features can catch unsuspecting users by surprise.
Research shows users typically smoke a cigarette until they're done with the cigarette, and that signals when they're done.
E-cigarettes do not signal the same response, with users smoking more than they often realize.
If you tried but can't quit, the CDC recommends that people not use THC-containing e-cigarettes, because those seem to be linked most often with lung illnesses.