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Title: Electronic cigarettes: A position statement from the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand.
Authors: McDonald, Christine F;Jones, Stuart;Beckert, Lutz;Bonevski, Billie;Buchanan, Tanya;Bozier, Jack;Carson-Chahhoud, Kristin V;Chapman, David G;Dobler, Claudia C;Foster, Juliet M;Hamor, Paul;Hodge, Sandra;Holmes, Peter W;Larcombe, Alexander N;Marshall, Henry M;McCallum, Gabrielle B;Miller, Alistair;Pattemore, Philip;Roseby, Robert;See, Hayley V;Stone, Emily;Thompson, Bruce R;Ween, Miranda P;Peters, Matthew J
Affiliation: School of Life Sciences, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Translational Airways Group, School of Life Sciences, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Child Health Division, Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT, Australia
Monash Children's Hospital, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Department of Paediatrics, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Faculty of Health, Arts and Design, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Thoracic Program, The Prince Charles Hospital, Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
UQ Thoracic Research Centre, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Centre for Healthy Lungs, Hunter Medical Research Institute, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Department of Thoracic Medicine, St Vincent's Hospital Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Kinghorn Cancer Centre, St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Department of Respiratory Medicine, Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW, Australia
School of Psychology, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia
Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia
Department of Respiratory Medicine, Middlemore Hospital, Counties Manukau District Health Board, Auckland, New Zealand
School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Austin Health, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Institute for Breathing and Sleep, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
School of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Australian Centre for Precision Health, Adelaide, SA, Australia
School of Health Sciences, University of South Australia Cancer Research Institute, Adelaide, SA, Australia
School of Medicine, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia
Telethon Kids Institute, Perth, WA, Australia
School of Public Health, Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia
Monash Lung and Sleep, Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Department of Thoracic Medicine, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, SA, Australia
Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Prince of Wales Clinical School, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Clinical Management Group, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Institute for Evidence-Based Healthcare, Bond University and Gold Coast University Hospital, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
Department of Respiratory Medicine, Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Department of Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand..
Department of Paediatrics, University of Otago Christchurch, Christchurch, New Zealand..
Issue Date: 26-Jul-2020
EDate: 2020-07-26
Citation: Respirology (Carlton, Vic.) 2020; online first: 26 July
Abstract: The TSANZ develops position statements where insufficient data exist to write formal clinical guidelines. In 2018, the TSANZ addressed the question of potential benefits and health impacts of electronic cigarettes (EC). The working party included groups focused on health impacts, smoking cessation, youth issues and priority populations. The 2018 report on the Public Health Consequences of E-Cigarettes from the United States NASEM was accepted as reflective of evidence to mid-2017. A search for papers subsequently published in peer-reviewed journals was conducted in August 2018. A small number of robust and important papers published until March 2019 were also identified and included. Groups identified studies that extended, modified or contradicted the NASEM report. A total of 3793 papers were identified and reviewed, with summaries and draft position statements developed and presented to TSANZ membership in April 2019. After feedback from members and external reviewers, a collection of position statements was finalized in December 2019. EC have adverse lung effects and harmful effects of long-term use are unknown. EC are unsuitable consumer products for recreational use, part-substitution for smoking or long-term exclusive use by former smokers. Smokers who require support to quit smoking should be directed towards approved medication in conjunction with behavioural support as having the strongest evidence for efficacy and safety. No specific EC product can be recommended as effective and safe for smoking cessation. Smoking cessation claims in relation to EC should be assessed by established regulators.
URI: http://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/23938
DOI: 10.1111/resp.13904
ORCID: 0000-0001-6481-3391
0000-0002-2688-9325
0000-0003-3698-9351
0000-0002-5460-0189
0000-0002-9401-298X
0000-0003-4196-4482
0000-0002-9626-8014
0000-0002-0210-1468
0000-0002-0439-9747
0000-0001-5005-6772
0000-0003-0077-8763
0000-0001-9021-8449
0000-0002-9649-8741
PubMed URL: 32713105
Type: Journal Article
Review
Subjects: e-cigarettes
public health
smoking cessation
tobacco control
vaping
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