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Research focus: E-cigarettes

In recent years e-cigarette use has increased significantly and may be seen as a safer smoking alternative or a method of smoking cessation. Three recent research articles on e-cigarettes are summarised.

In recent years e-cigarette use has increased significantly and may be seen as a safer smoking alternative or a method of smoking cessation. Three recent research articles on e-cigarettes are summarised.

Electronic cigarettes: a survey of perceived patient use and attitudes among members of the British thoracic oncology group

When patients are diagnosed with lung cancer, they are advised to stop smoking to improve outcomes. E-cigarettes may be seen as an alternative method of smoking cessation. In this study, the authors surveyed British thoracic oncology group (BTOG) members to explore their perceptions of patients’ e-cigarette use, knowledge of current guidance, and advice given to patients with lung cancer.

An online survey link was added to three e-newsletters sent to BTOG members. Of 2009 members, 154 (7.7%) completed the survey. Of

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