How effective are e-cigarettes in helping smokers quit, compared with the conventional method of patches?
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- Answered 13 Feb 2020 Conflict of interest declaration: None Are you interested, only, in head-to-head trials?
- Answered 13 Feb 2020 Conflict of interest declaration: none Any RCTs would do. I need to write a systematic review.
- Answered 14 Feb 2020 Conflict of interest declaration: None Thank you but you've not really answered the question - are you after RCTs of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation (versus placebo) OR e-cigarettes versus other smoking cessation interventions? Also, if this if for a SR you really should use the services of a librarian or information specialist.
- Answered 15 Feb 2020 Conflict of interest declaration: none I'm looking for e-cigarettes vs. other smoking cessation interventions (ie. Trans dermal nicotine patches, nicotine gum etc.).
- Answered 17 Feb 2020 Conflict of interest declaration: None Spotted this, hot off the press: "Bottom Line: Compared to nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) or placebo electronic cigarettes, two randomized controlled trials (RCTs) demonstrate that nicotine electronic cigarettes (NEC) aid in smoking cessation [number needed to treat (NNT)=13, 15]. Two other RCTs found no difference in cessation rates. Serious lung disease and deaths have been reported with electronic cigarettes (e-cigarette) use. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and vitamin E acetate containing e-cigarettes should be avoided." https://gomainpro.ca/wp-content/uploads/tools-for-practice/1579888330_ecigstfp252fv.pdf