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June 24, 2016

Some U.S. doctors buck health authorities to recommend e-cigarettes in clinical practice

Nonetheless, U.S. doctors report two-thirds of their smoking patients ask about e-cigarettes and between one-third and two-thirds of U.S. physicians advise smokers to use them. Anselm notes that changes may also be needed to the current model of treatment, under which smokers who state that they are not ready to quit are provided no treatment. Among the newer approaches endorsed by some are to approach tobacco use as a chronic disease or to adopt an opt-in treatment approach, wherein every smoker seen by a clinician is provided with an intervention, regardless of their readiness for change. “The use of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation and tobacco harm reduction among adults has become a cultural norm,” Anselm writes. “Rather than resist it, we should do what our counterparts in the United Kingdom already have done: embrace it and find ways to make it even better.”

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