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Quit smoking: vaping + counselling helps

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Prof. M.J. Eisenberg, McGill University, Canada
ACC 2020
Vaping on top of counselling doubled short-term smoking quit rate when compared with counselling alone, and reduced the number of daily cigarettes at 12 weeks, according to data from a randomised controlled trial. Presenting the first large trial to address the added value of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation, Prof. Mark J. Eisenberg (McGill University, Canada) described The Evaluating the Efficacy of E-Cigarette Use for Smoking Cessation E3 study [1]. The trial randomly assigned participants to receive nicotine e-cigarettes and minimal counselling, non-nicotine e-cigarettes and minimal counselling, or only minimal counselling for 12 weeks. Participants will be followed for 1 year to see which (if any) group is more likely to have quit or reduced their cigarette consumption. The primary outcome measure was the 7-day prevalence of self-reported...

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