Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) or electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) are battery powered products that heat liquids (e-liquid) to produce an aerosol which can be inhaled by the consumer. Also known as vaping, e-cigarettes are increasingly being marketed to both young people and older smokers as a safer, cheaper and healthier option to smoking and has been promoted as a smoking cessation tool. There is conflicting evidence about the efficacy of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation and with growing use amongst smokers in the community we expect that GPs are increasingly being asked about the health risks from using e-cigarettes as well as their suitability for use to support smoking cessation. This research project will explore these issues amongst adults who are current smokers to determine what information needs smokers have and what they want to learn when discussing e-cigarettes with their GP.
General Practice, Patient Experience, E-Cigarettes, Vaping, Smoking Cessation
School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine » General Practice
Masters by coursework
School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC 3004