Can e-cigarettes help you stop smoking?

Wednesday 5th Oct 2022, 9.30am

Can e-cigarettes help you stop smoking? Keeping on top of the evidence.

The messages surrounding e-cigarettes, or vapes, are confusing. One moment e-cigarettes are bad news – threatening, for example, eye health and fertility – and the next they’re a wonderful solution to many tobacco-related problems. So which is it? In this video, we hear from three researchers at Oxford’s Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, who bring together as much information as possible to try and determine what’s going on, combining evidence into a Cochrane ‘systematic review’.

If you or someone you love is trying to quit smoking, you may find the following resources helpful.

You can also find out lots more by speaking to a healthcare professional. (UK Government website)

Electronic Cigarettes for Smoking Cessation: Cochrane Living Systematic Review 

– ‘Let’s talk e-cigarettes’ podcast

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