Journal article

E-Cigarettes and Smoking Cessation: Evidence from a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Muhammad Aziz Rahman, Nicholas Hann, Andrew Wilson, George Mnatzaganian, Linda Worrall-Carter

PLOS ONE | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: E-cigarettes are currently being debated regarding their possible role in smoking cessation and as they are becoming increasingly popular, the research to date requires investigation. OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether the use of e-cigarettes is associated with smoking cessation or reduction, and whether there is any difference in efficacy of e-cigarettes with and without nicotine on smoking cessation. DATA SOURCES: A systematic review of articles with no limit on publication date was conducted by searching PubMed, Web of Knowledge and Scopus databases. METHODS: Published studies, those reported smoking abstinence or reduction in cigarette consumption after the use of e-cigarette..

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