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Though there are websites, hotlines, therapists and coaches to help teens manage nicotine cravings, there's been little research to show what works best. Recently, some programs have turned to texting to help kids find resources specific to vaping cessation. Towfiqu Photography/Getty Images hide caption

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Teen Vapers Who Want To Quit Look For Help Via Text

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A British study found that people who used e-cigarettes to quit smoking were more successful than those who tried nicotine patches and gum. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images hide caption

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Study Found Vaping Beat Traditional Smoking-Cessation Options

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The liquid used in e-cigarettes comes in fruit and candy flavors like cherry and peppermint. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Teens' Use Of E-Cigarettes Drops For The First Time, CDC Says

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Backers of California's Proposition 56 hope to hit people hard enough in the wallet that they quit smoking. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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Would California's Proposed Tobacco Tax Hike Reduce Smoking?

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Going slow isn't necessarily the best route to ditching cigarettes. Patrik Stollarz /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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To Quit Smoking, It's Best To Go Cold Turkey

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E-cigarettes work by heating up a fluid that contains the drug nicotine, producing a vapor that users inhale. The devices are most popular among young adults, ages 18 to 24, a federal survey indicates. iStockphoto hide caption

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Most E-Cigarette Users Are Current And Ex-Smokers, Not Newbies

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Smokers More Likely To Quit If Their Own Cash Is On The Line

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In Pregnancy, What's Worse? Cigarettes Or The Nicotine Patch?

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