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According to the Tobacco Atlas, tobacco killed nearly 6 million people worldwide in 2011. In the US, about 45 million people use tobacco products. Disease and deaths from tobacco are entirely preventable, and reducing harm is an area that needs continued focus. E-cigarettes offer a potentially promising means of further reducing tobacco use. Studies are needed to answer questions about untoward effects of e-cigarettes. While further innovation is undertaken to develop effective products, it is important to maintain strong corporate standards for quality, prevent marketing to children, and focus on reducing tobacco use.
The Vitality Institute supports smoking cessation efforts and using innovative nicotine-delivery technologies to achieve this. The Institute is studying the effects of incentives for smoking cessation with the University of Pennsylvania Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE) team led by Kevin Volpp, in the United States and South Africa.
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