Vaping is on the rise, with people turning to vapes to help quit smoking cigarettes. While some still contain nicotine, they do not contain many of the harmful chemicals found in cigarettes that can often lead to death. A New Zealand study has found that those who use nicotine e-cigarettes in conjunction with other nicotine supplements such as patches have a higher chance of quitting than those who don’t. Lachlan Balfour spoke with the study’s lead researcher Dr. Natalie Walker about the results.

Natalie Walker is an Associate Professor in Pacific Health at the University of Auckland. She is an expert in drug trials and disease prevention.

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