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Should electronic cigarettes be as freely available as tobacco cigarettes? No

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f3840 (Published 14 June 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3840

Rapid Response:

Re: Should electronic cigarettes be as freely available as tobacco cigarettes? No

Whatever your views, Simon Chapman's proposal is to move from anecdote to study the outcomes from ecigarette use versus non-use in large populations trying to quit. The more we understand about how to help smokers quit, the better.

Competing interests: No competing interests

16 June 2013
Sara L Hayes
Director of Public Health
Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
1 Talbot Gateway, Port Talbot, SA12 7BR