Electronic cigarettes as a smoking-cessation: tool results from an online survey.

@article{Siegel2011ElectronicCA,
  title={Electronic cigarettes as a smoking-cessation: tool results from an online survey.},
  author={Michael B. Siegel and Kerry L. Tanwar and Kathleen S. Wood},
  journal={American journal of preventive medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={40 4},
  pages={
          472-5
        }
}

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