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Nicotine e-cigarettes as a tool for smoking cessation

There is abundant evidence that e-cigarettes can help some individuals to quit smoking, so they should be more widely recommended as smoking cessation aids.

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A.M. is a National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Senior Investigator. The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the NIHR, or the Department of Health and Social Care.

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N.L.B. serves as a consultant to pharmaceutical companies that market or are developing smoking cessation medications, and has provided expert testimony in litigation against tobacco companies. N.A.R. consults with and has received a research grant from Achieve Life Sciences for development of a smoking cessation medication, and receives royalties from UpToDate (an online medical textbook) as author of sections on e-cigarettes.

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Warner, K.E., Benowitz, N.L., McNeill, A. et al. Nicotine e-cigarettes as a tool for smoking cessation. Nat Med 29, 520–524 (2023).

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