Intended for healthcare professionals

Rapid response to:

Head To Head

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

1) The question needs work.

2) Suggested alternative: "Should electronic cigarettes be made more available as tobacco is made less?

2) Answer: Yes

3) Common problem in public health, poor questions lead to poor data

4) Perfect sighted health professional with both personal and public health perspective

Competing interests: No competing interests

21 June 2013
Julian Crane
Researcher
University of Otago, Wellington
PO Box 7343, Wellington, NZ