The use of e-cigarettes—or vaping to quit—has become one of the most frequently used cessation methods among smokers trying to quit smoking cigarettes. In 2017, 32% of current or former smokers in Canada reported using an e-cigarette as a cessation aid in the past 2 years.
OTRU conducted a knowledge synthesis of reviews regarding the effectiveness of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation. We also conducted a study of experiences among Ontario smokers who have tried vaping to quit smoking cigarettes. Preliminary findings from these initiatives are highlighted in this report.Author(s): Lori Diemert, Dina Bayoumy, Hayley Pelletier, Robert Schwartz, and Shawn O'Connor
Date: February 2019
Type of Publication: Special Report