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E-cigarettes outperformed nicotine-replacement therapy for smoking cessation

KEY POINT

One-year abstinence rates were significantly higher in people who smoked who were randomized to e-cigarettes compared with those given nicotine-replacement therapies (NRTs), according to results of a multicenter study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

SOURCES

Hajek P, et al. A randomized trial of e-cigarettes versus nicotine-replacement therapy. N Engl J Med. 2019;[Epub ahead of print]. 

Borrelli B, et al. E-cigarettes to assist with smoking cessation. N Engl J Med. 2019;[Epub ahead of print].