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Monday, 24 July 2017 14:05

Are e-cigarettes useful for psychiatric patients?

Given the disproportionate burden of tobacco health harms in psychiatric patients, e-cigarettes are being considered as a potential tool for harm reduction. This article summarizes recent data on e-cigarettes, provides recommendations and resources to learn more, and emphasizes the evidence for treating tobacco (traditional cigarettes) addiction in people

with mental illness.Given the disproportionate burden of tobacco health harms in psychiatric patients, e-cigarettes are being considered as a potential tool for harm reduction. This article summarizes recent data on e-cigarettes, provides recommendations and resources to learn more, and emphasizes the evidence for treating tobacco (traditional cigarettes) addiction in people with mental illness.More Info : http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/special-reports/e-cigarettes-vaping-and-other-electronic-nicotine-products-harm-reduction-pathways-or-new-avenues

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