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Potential deaths averted in USA by replacing cigarettes with e-cigarettes

Overview of attention for article published in Tobacco Control, October 2017
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32 news outlets
blogs
7 blogs
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1 policy source
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749 tweeters
facebook
7 Facebook pages
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3 Google+ users
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3 Redditors
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1 video uploader

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Title
Potential deaths averted in USA by replacing cigarettes with e-cigarettes
Published in
Tobacco Control, October 2017
DOI 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2017-053759
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David T Levy, Ron Borland, Eric N Lindblom, Maciej L Goniewicz, Rafael Meza, Theodore R Holford, Zhe Yuan, Yuying Luo, Richard J O’Connor, Raymond Niaura, David B Abrams

Abstract

US tobacco control policies to reduce cigarette use have been effective, but their impact has been relatively slow. This study considers a strategy of switching cigarette smokers to e-cigarette use ('vaping') in the USA to accelerate tobacco control progress. A Status Quo Scenario, developed to project smoking rates and health outcomes in the absence of vaping, is compared with Substitution models, whereby cigarette use is largely replaced by vaping over a 10-year period. We test an Optimistic and a Pessimistic Scenario, differing in terms of the relative harms of e-cigarettes compared with cigarettes and the impact on overall initiation, cessation and switching. Projected mortality outcomes by age and sex under the Status Quo and E-Cigarette Substitution Scenarios are compared from 2016 to 2100 to determine public health impacts. Compared with the Status Quo, replacement of cigarette by e-cigarette use over a 10-year period yields 6.6 million fewer premature deaths with 86.7 million fewer life years lost in the Optimistic Scenario. Under the Pessimistic Scenario, 1.6 million premature deaths are averted with 20.8 million fewer life years lost. The largest gains are among younger cohorts, with a 0.5 gain in average life expectancy projected for the age 15 years cohort in 2016. The tobacco control community has been divided regarding the role of e-cigarettes in tobacco control. Our projections show that a strategy of replacing cigarette smoking with vaping would yield substantial life year gains, even under pessimistic assumptions regarding cessation, initiation and relative harm.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 114 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 25 22%
Student > Bachelor 18 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 12%
Student > Master 10 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 6%
Other 19 17%
Unknown 21 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 17 15%
Social Sciences 15 13%
Psychology 9 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 8%
Engineering 6 5%
Other 25 22%
Unknown 33 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 888. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 December 2019.
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