Electronic Cigarettes for Smoking Cessation

  title={Electronic Cigarettes for Smoking Cessation},
  author={Chris Bullen},
  journal={Current Cardiology Reports},
  • C. Bullen
  • Published 11 October 2014
  • Medicine
  • Current Cardiology Reports
Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are novel vaporising devices that, similar to nicotine replacement treatments, deliver nicotine but in lower amounts and less swiftly than tobacco smoking. However, they enjoy far greater popularity than these medications due in part to their behaviour replacement characteristics. Evidence for their efficacy as cessation aids, based on several randomised trials of now obsolete e-cigarettes, suggests a modest effect equivalent to nicotine patch. E-cigarettes… 

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