Standard NRT or Unflavored E-cigarettes result in limited quitting in Australia without cessation support

Morphett K, Fraser D, Borland R, et al. A pragmatic randomized comparative trial of e-cigarettes and other nicotine products for quitting or long-term substitution in smokers. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. 20 December 2021

“An open-label, parallel-group randomized trial was conducted in Australia between 2014 and 2015, with 1563 adult daily smokers… Conclusion: A free trial of NRT [nicotine replacement therapy] and first-generation e-cigarettes and advice on long-term substitution was no better for smoking abstinence than usual care… The findings suggest that providing unflavoured cigalike e-cigarettes without additional support may not increase quitting compared with advice to use standard NRT in a general population of Australians who smoke.”
Stephen Hamann

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