June 20, 2019

AAC Chief Medical Officer Dr. Lawrence Weinstein was featured in an article published in CNET offering tips on how to quit “Juuling,” the term for use of the popular e-cigarette.

According to the article, Juul comprises three quarters of the e-cigarette market share and is sometimes used to quit smoking traditional cigarettes. Despite the difference between the two types, e-cigarette use and traditional cigarette use are both addictive.

“Both smoking methods involve nicotine, which is the addictive component,” said Dr. Weinstein. “Inhalation of nicotine will increase dopamine production regardless of the vessel used. The up and down of dopamine levels is what motivates the individual to smoke.”

The article offers seven nicotine-cessation tips, which can be found here.