Views from the coalface: What do english stop smoking service personnel think about E-cigarettes?

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© 2015 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. The UK Stop Smoking Services (SSS) are a source of information and advice on e-cigarettes for smokers and thus it is important to understand the knowledge of, and attitudes towards, e-cigarettes held by stop smoking practitioners. The datasets were English SSS quarterly monitoring returns (n = 207,883) and an online survey of English SSS practitioners, managers, and commissioners between 26th November and 15th December 2014 (n = 1801). SSS monitoring data suggested 2% of clients were using e-cigarettes to quit with SSS and that clients using e-cigarettes had similar quit rates to clients using Varenicline. Most SSS personnel are waiting for licenced e-cigarettes to become available before they will recommend them to clients. However, less than a quarter view e-cigarettes as “a good thing”. Managers and commissioners were more positive than practitioners. SSS personnel working for the NHS (hospitals and GP surgeries) were less positive about e-cigarettes than those employed elsewhere. E-cigarettes were cited as the most important reason for the recent decline in service footfall. Thus dissemination of information about e-cigarettes needs to be examined and services should address their stance on e-cigarettes with some urgency.

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Hiscock, R., Bauld, L., Arnott, D., Dockrell, M., Ross, L., & McEwen, A. (2015). Views from the coalface: What do english stop smoking service personnel think about E-cigarettes? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 12(12), 16157–16167. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph121215048

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