Do respiratory physicians not care about people who smoke?

Caitlin Notley, Simon Barry, Steve Parrott

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Nicotine containing vapes (e-cigarettes) are an effective tool to support people who smoke to quit tobacco. Despite this clinicians are wary of promoting vaping to their patients due to concerns that there may not be 'enough' evidence and about youth uptake of vaping. In this opinion article we discuss clinicians' views of vaping and consider the implications that harm misperceptions may have for public health.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)531-532
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Medicine
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2023


  • e-cigarette
  • harm reduction
  • smoking cessation
  • vaping

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