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Letters Divisiveness of e-cigarettes

The type of e-cigarette affects its usefulness in smoking cessation

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 23 July 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h3898
  1. Frances Thirlway, research associate1
  1. 1Department of Anthropology, University of Durham, Durham DH1 3LE, UK
  1. j.f.thirlway{at}

In trying to assess what e-cigarettes mean for public health we are all engaged in futurology, which is why it is so hard to agree.1 However, Gornall’s article and most contributions on this subject (for an exception, see Hitchman and colleagues)2 miss an important factor—the existence of two distinct types. …

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