What is the value of peer involvement in advancing tobacco harm reduction?
Cox, S, Notley, C, Ross, L and Jakes, S (2019). What is the value of peer involvement in advancing tobacco harm reduction? Harm Reduction Journal. 16 (2).
|Authors||Cox, S, Notley, C, Ross, L and Jakes, S|
E-cigarettes are considered a disruptive technology , evidencing rapid growth in the financial market and attracting a distinct new customer base of would-be quitters, especially in Great Britain and the USA. Where use is permitted, and regulation is favourable to users , e-cigarettes have become the most popular method of smoking cessation  and for many are a long-term alternative to smoking . Outside of a medical lens, vaping can be recreational, not just a smoking cessation aid . Simply trying vaping has, for many, had the happy side effect of encouraging smoking cessation through a non-medicalised route. Despite the lack of early research endorsement and the absence of health messaging on e-cigarette use, smokers experimented with them anyway, with many making the switch and quitting smoking completely of their own accord. As the evidence supporting their use as a reduced risk product and a substitute for smoking grew, so too have the endorsements, such that the UK now leads the way in a ‘cautiously permissive’ stance towards the use of e-cigarettes [6, 7].
|Keywords||Tobacco harm reduction; Vaping; Peer involvement|
|Journal||Harm Reduction Journal|
|Journal citation||16 (2)|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1186/s12954-018-0275-1|
|Web address (URL)||https://harmreductionjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12954-018-0275-1|
|07 Jan 2019|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||10 Jan 2019|
|Accepted||18 Dec 2018|
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