Jamie Hartmann-Boyce and Nicola Lindson discuss emerging evidence in e-cigarette research and interview Harry Tattan-Birch.
In the September episode Jamie Hartmann-Boyce interviews Harry Tattan-Birch from the Department of Behavioural Science and Health, University College London. Harry Tattan-Birch talks about their team's recent randomised controlled trial examining whether, in adults receiving behavioural support, offering e-cigarettes together with varenicline helps more people stop smoking cigarettes than varenicline alone. Tentative evidence suggests that offering e-cigarettes alongside varenicline to people receiving behavioural support may be more effective for smoking cessation than varenicline alone. https://doi.org/10.1093/ntr/ntac149 Harry Tattan-Birch also discusses his research into heated tobacco products.
This work was funded by the Oxford University Public Policy Challenge Fund and Cancer Research UK.
Jamie and Nicola also bring us up to date with the literature search conducted between July and September 1st 2022. The July, August and September searches found 6 new studies. We will include the studies we have found in future updates of the Cochrane review.
For more information on the full Cochrane review updated in September 2021 see: https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD010216.pub6 or our webpage: https://www.cebm.ox.ac.uk/research/electronic-cigarettes-for-smoking-cessation-cochrane-living-systematic-review-1