This site is intended for health professionals only

At the heart of general practice since 1960

Role of e-cigarettes in smoking cessation

Evidence so far shows that e-cigarettes are far less harmful than smoking, as they don’t contain tobacco or involve combustion.1,2

Watch the below to hear GP and researcher views on e-cigarettes and their role as a smoking cessation aide.



Read our Roundtable Report and CRUK policy briefing on e-cigarettes


Understand the evidence and get the answers to key FAQs
  1. Burstyn I. Peering through the mist: systematic review of what the chemistry of contaminants in electronic cigarettes tells us about health risks. BMC Public Health. 2014;14(1):18.
  2. Shahab L et al. Nicotine, Carcinogen, and Toxin Exposure in Long-Term E-Cigarette and Nicotine Replacement Therapy Users: A Cross-sectional Study. Ann Intern Med. 2017;166:390–400.
Cancer+Research