Well-being and harm reduction, the consolidated reality of electronic cigarettes ten years later from this emerging phenomenon: A narrative review

  • Pasquale Caponnetto Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport, University of Stirling, UK; Centro per la Prevenzione e Cura del Tabagismo (CPCT), Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Policlinico “G. Rodolico-S.Marco”, University of Catania; Department of Educational Sciences, University of Catania; Center of Excellence for the Acceleration of Harm Reduction (COEHAR), University of Catania, Italy.

Abstract

Tobacco use is the greatest threat to public health worldwide, killing more than seven million people annually. This paper, about 10 years after the first review on electronic cigarettes, analyses the evolution that this tool has had in these years. It concludes with comments on the significance of the research and why it constitutes an original contribution. We searched PubMed (National Library of Medicine), and PsycINFO (Ovid) (2006-2020) for studies on e-cigarettes (harms and benefits, e-cigarette use, craving and smoking cessation) and smoking cessation treatment (smoking cessation treatment or varenicline or tobacco cessation or reduction or bupropion or NRT or behavioral treatment or ecigarette) and evidence suggests that they may effective as smoking cessation tool and may be less harmful alternatives to combustible cigarette smoking. Consequently, e-cigarettes could be considered as an applicable instrument for Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR) and smoking cessation.

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2021-01-12
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Smoking; e-cigarette; smoking cessation; smoking reduction; harm reduction
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Caponnetto, P. (2021). Well-being and harm reduction, the consolidated reality of electronic cigarettes ten years later from this emerging phenomenon: A narrative review. Health Psychology Research, 8(3). https://doi.org/10.4081/hpr.2020.9463