Dr. Kate Diomede, social media editor at Thorax, is joined by Prof. Nick Hopkinson(1) to delve into the history of smoking policy in the UK, as well as detailing the lay of the land in current smoking-cessation practices, especially pertaining to vaping.
Hear the previous discussion with Prof. Andrew Bush on recent developments in paediatric therapy: https://on.soundcloud.com/PY9Nz
(1) Prof. of Respiratory Medicine, Imperial College London,
Respiratory Consultant, Royal Brompton Hospital,
Associate Editor of Thorax,
Chair of ASH (Action on Smoking in Health) UK Charity
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Relevant papers and references:
Millennium cohort – child smoking uptake related to parents and peers smoking https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30442657/
Confirming the impact of standardised packaging
Effectiveness of ban on smoking in cars with children
Smoking and increased risk from COVID
Javed Khan’s independent report commissioned by UK Govt: Making Smoking Obsolete
Cochrane systematic review suggests vaping is more effective for smoking cessation than NRT
Recent evidence update on risk of vaping for OHID concludes, “vaping poses only a small fraction of the risks of smoking.”
NICE guidance on nicotine vapes to help smokers quit https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng209/chapter/recommendations-on-treating-tobacco-dependence#stop-smoking-interventions
British Thoracic Society guidance on tobacco harm reduction
National Centre for Smoking Cessation Training
Cigarette Smoking: An Assessment of Tobacco’s Global Environmental Footprint Across Its Entire Supply Chain
ASH: Use of e-cigarettes (vapes) among young people in Great Britain
Competing interests: None declared.
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