Does Use of e-Cigarettes Increase Quit Rates in People Trying to Stop?

CLAHRC WM News Blog readers know that we have been following the literature on e-cigarettes. In a recent post we said that the jury is still out on whether they (e-cigarettes) improve quit rates. We, the jury, are filing back in and it looks as though e-cigarettes do indeed increase quit rates, other things being equal.[1] The authors piggy-backed these observations on ongoing studies of smokers.

— Richard Lilford, CLAHRC WM Director


  1. Beard E, West R, Michie S, Brown J. Association between electronic cigarette use and changes in quit attempts, success of quit attempts, use of smoking cessation pharmacotherapy, and use of stop smoking services in England: time series analysis of population trends. 2016; 354: i4645.

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