In the News
Electronic cigarettes: how they work, how they’re regulated and who smokes them – August 4
Editorial by Chair, Dr. Alan Kaplan
Why is it that there are naysayers on everything? I am sure many of you have been prescribing e-cigarettes to your patients. Smoking cessation can be broken down into three parts: habit, stress relief/mood, and nicotine replacement. The use of an e-cigarette to deal with the habit, having something in your hand, is to be applauded as an advance! In Canada, they are only currently sold without nicotine, which is a shame as if they contained nicotine, it would treat two factors instead of one!
I have personally had a great deal of success with patients utilizing e-cigarettes, which they use as a crutch and eventually wean themselves off of, as they recognize that they no longer need them.
I do have some concerns about the flavoured versions as well, we do not want to encourage children to use these, point made!!
Just wondering how much of the negative press on this comes from the tobacco industry...
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