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Oliver Knight-West

Oliver Knight-West is a psychologist based in the UK (formerly at University of Auckland, New Zealand).

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    E-cigarettes in smoking cessation: a harm reduction perspectiveSubscription

    8 APR 2016Comments (2)

    Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are novel devices that simulate aspects of cigarette smoking and deliver nicotine to users. Evidence for their efficacy in smoking cessation, based on several randomised controlled trials of older devices, suggests a modest effect. They appear to be far less harmful than tobacco smoking, but the health effects of long-term use are unknown. Possible adverse population effects of widespread e-cigarette use, such as renormalising smoking beha

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