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Letters E-cigarettes to stop smoking

Polarising the e-cigarette debate confuses people

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: (Published 31 May 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k2282
  1. Sarah Hepworth, health improvement principal,
  2. Greg Fell, director of public health
  1. Town Hall, Sheffield S1 2HH, UK
  1. Greg.fell{at}

We read with interest the article on whether the NHS should recommend e-cigarettes.1 It struck a polarising tone, which we fear will further confuse the public.

In an effort to take a sensible position on this divisive issue Sheffield Tobacco Control Board has published an updated consensus statement. We aim to be a vape-friendly city …

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