April 18, 2022
Public Health/Prevention
  • A study published in JAMA Network Open found that more than 60 percent of all doctors incorrectly believed all tobacco products are equally harmful, making them less likely to recommend e-cigarettes for people trying to quit smoking. Only 22 percent recommended the products. While the FDA has not approved e-cigarettes as a smoking cessation device, there is growing evidence they may help lure smokers to a less harmful option. The study’s lead author stated that the findings “sow it is critical to address physicians’ misperceptions and educate them on e-cigarettes’ efficacy.” (Study here)