”For the first time in 15 years the quitting rate has gone up” - ecigarettes smoking cessation

The BMJ Podcast

27-07-2017 • 25 mins

It’s been 10 years since electronic cigarettes hit the shelves in a big way - and since there controversy has reigned about their health effects - are they less unhealthy than smoking traditional tobacco cigarettes, and will they increase nicotine dependence? Its to that last point that new research, published on BMJ.com is looking into - specifically, do e-cigarettes help people quit tobacco? Professor Shu-Hong Zhu, Director of the Center for Research & Intervention in Tobacco Control at the university of California San Diego joins us to discuss what effect ecigarettes have had, at a population level, on smoking cessation rates. Read the open access research: