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Evidence is insufficient to recommend e-cigarettes for quitting, US committee concludes

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 11 May 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2488
  1. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. 1London

There are not enough data on the effectiveness of electronic cigarettes to determine whether the devices can help smokers quit, the US Preventive Services Task Force has concluded.1

The Task Force, which makes recommendations on the effectiveness of preventive healthcare services such as screening, counselling, and use of drugs, issued its draft evaluation of tobacco smoking cessation in adults and pregnant women on 5 May. The evaluation said that “the current evidence is insufficient to recommend electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) for …

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