Potential deaths averted in USA by replacing cigarettes with e-cigarettes

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Published: 2018

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Abstract Conclusions: The tobacco control community has been divided regarding the role of e-cigarettes in tobacco control. Our projections show that a strategy of replacing cigarette smoking with vaping would yield substantial life year gains, even under pessimistic assumptions regarding cessation, initiation and relative harm.


See “Responses” tab on BMJ Website: https://tobaccocontrol.bmj.com/content/27/1/18.responses

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Tobacco Control (BMJ)


David T Levy, Ron Borland, Eric N Lindblom, Maciej L Goniewicz, Rafael Meza, Theodore R Holford, Zhe Yuan, Yuying Luo, Richard J O’Connor, Raymond Niaura, David B Abrams


Levy DT, Borland R, Lindblom EN, et al. Potential deaths averted in USA by replacing cigarettes with e-cigarettes. Tobacco Control 2018;27:18-25.