Skip Page Header

Home > Electronic cigarettes and smoking cessation: an evidence review.

Quigley, Joan and Kennelly, Helen and Lee, Caitriona and O'Brien, Doireann and Williams, Michelle and McCarthy, Anne and Long, Jean (2020) Electronic cigarettes and smoking cessation: an evidence review. Dublin: Health Research Board.

[img]
Preview
PDF (Electronic cigarettes and smoking cessation: an evidence review)
1MB

In 2013, the Department of Health’s Tobacco Policy Review Group published the report Tobacco Free Ireland, which set a target for Ireland to reduce smoking prevalence to less than 5% by 2025. Tobacco Free Ireland was the first policy document to be launched under the Department of Health’s Healthy Ireland framework, and it was endorsed by the Government. Achieving the 5% smoking prevalence target in the reduction of smoking prevalence would play a major role in realising the vision set out in Healthy Ireland. The Tobacco Free Ireland report identified tobacco-related harm reduction as a key issue for consideration. It specifically highlighted the role of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) as a potential harm reduction strategy. Since the introduction of e-cigarettes in 2006, research has expanded on the potential benefits and public health harms of e-cigarettes. This systematic evidence review outlines what is known to date about e-cigarette and heat-not-burn tobacco devices’ efficacy in terms of smoking cessation in randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and adverse events recorded in those trials, which will help to inform the Department of Health’s policy position with respect to e-cigarettes. 

Research questions:

  • What is the efficacy and safety of e-cigarettes in helping people who smoke to achieve abstinence (smoking cessation)?
  • What is the efficacy and safety of heat-not-burn tobacco products in helping people who smoke to achieve abstinence (smoking cessation)?
Item Type
Report
Publication Type
Irish-related, International, Report, Review
Drug Type
Tobacco / Nicotine
Intervention Type
Drug therapy, Treatment method, Alternative medical treatment, Psychosocial treatment method, Rehabilitation/Recovery, Screening / Assessment
Date
October 2020
Pages
101 p.
Publisher
Health Research Board
Place of Publication
Dublin
EndNote

Repository Staff Only: item control page