Vaping – Effectiveness as a cessation tool: evidence briefing

This briefing presents our understanding of the effectiveness of vaping products as a smoking cessation tool compared to other interventions, such as nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) or counselling.


Over the past few years, vaping products have grown in popularity as a cessation tool among those trying to quit or reduce tobacco smoking. While there is agreement in the existing literature that vaping is less harmful than smoking (when smokers completely switch to e-cigarettes), research on its effectiveness in quitting attempts is still a developing field.



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