Electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation

@article{HartmannBoyce2018ElectronicCF,
  title={Electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation},
  author={Jamie Hartmann-Boyce and Rachna Begh and Paul N Aveyard},
  journal={British Medical Journal},
  year={2018},
  volume={360}
}
### What you need to know A 42 year old electrician has tried to stop smoking several times, including with the aid of pharmacotherapy and behavioural support. He asks you about using electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). His work partner stopped smoking a year ago and is still using e-cigarettes now. He has heard that e-cigarettes are as damaging as the real things and worries that if he ends up addicted to e-cigarettes he’ll not have gained anything. About 60% of current adult smokers in… 
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