A new study published online ahead of print in the journalAddiction reports that over-the-counter nicotine is ineffective in helping smokers quit, resulting in outcomes no better than for smokers who quit without the aid of medication. 
This study also calls into question the recommendations of public health agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and World Health Organization (WHO), which have advised smokers against using electronic cigarettes, urging them instead to use traditional methods such as over-the-counter NRT.

Even if NRT were effective, it would still represent public health malpractice, in my opinion, to discourage smokers who have failed to quit using NRT to continue trying NRT rather than trying electronic cigarettes if they are excited about that idea. But in the face of evidence that the NRT that is being recommended is not particularly effective, the recommendations of the CDC, FDA, and WHO become contemptible.

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