NAQC Report on E-Cigarettes and Upcoming Webinar!
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
We would like to share our most recent publication with you,Cessation Treatment and E-Cigarettes: A Report on Current Literature and Quitline Practices.
Recently, a growing number of smokers who contact state quitlines have had questions about electronic cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems. Quitlines have developed approaches for responding to questions about e-cigarettes and for treating smokers who are currently using e-cigarettes or who express an interest in using e-cigarettes as part of a quit attempt. The nascent research literature on e-cigarettes has provided some guidance to quitlines but few definitive answers. In the absence of definitive research findings and lacking clinical guidelines, NAQC has synthesized the relevant literature and current quitline practices regarding e-cigarettes to share with the cessation and larger tobacco control communities.
We hope you find this report informative and helpful to your work.
To discuss the report and next steps for the quitline community, NAQC has scheduled a webinar on Wednesday, December 10, from 1:00-2:30 p.m. EST. This webinar is for members-only. During the webinar, we will present the new report on e-cigarettes and focus on two main questions:
- Given the current level of knowledge about e-cigarettes, how should quitlines respond to smokers’ questions about them?
We hope you will join us for this first webinar in our 2014/2015 series on Learning from Current Literature and Practice!
- What are the most important actions that quitlines and NAQC can take to advance practices related to e-cigarette use among callers seeking cessation treatment?