Perspectives on E-Cigarettes of Staff at UK Stop Smoking Services

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Perspectives on E-Cigarettes of Staff at UK Stop Smoking Services

Public health bodies in England are renowned for having endorsed the use of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation. A recent study seeks to identify whether the perspectives of individuals working at local stop smoking services, are inline with this stance.

The study which was published on BMC’s Harm Reduction Journal last month, investigated perspectives on the use of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation, by staff offering cessation interventions at Stop Smoking Services across England. The researchers interviewed 25 cessation services staff, including advisors, managers and commissioners, from eight different cessation centres in the South-West of England, UK.

Amongst the different stop smoking services which consider themselves e-cigarette friendly, there is no general consensus about what this actually means.

The collected data indicate that although some stop smoking services consider themselves e-cigarette friendly, there is no general consensus about what this actually means. Therefore, while some services are actively engaged in suggesting the devices, other services are just not opposed to their use.

On the other hand, despite the recent report released by Public Health England (

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