Perceived Harm of e-Cigarettes vs Cigarettes after Outbreak of Vaping-Associated Lung Injury

JAMA Network Open

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What The Study Did: This survey study looked at perceptions of the harms of electronic cigarettes compared to regular cigarettes among current smokers in England before and after the U.S. outbreak of vaping-associated lung injury in 2019. Misperceptions that e-cigarettes are at least as harmful to health as regular cigarettes may dissuade smokers who are unable or unwilling to stop using nicotine from switching to e-cigarettes.

Authors: Harry Tattan-Birch, M.Sc., of University College London, is the corresponding author.

 

(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.6981)

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