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Smoking Cessation with E-Cigs in Smokers with Depression [Caponnetto, IJCM]

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  1. Tom09

    Tom09 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 22, 2009
    P Caponnetto, R Polosa, R Auditore, C Russo, D Campagna: Smoking Cessation with E-Cigarettes in Smokers with a Documented History of Depression and Recurring Relapses. International Journal of Clinical Medicine 2(3), July 2011, in press. (open access)

    Small article, adds actual e-cig users to the scientific literature.
    Note that co-author Ricardo Polosa is leading the Italian e-cig trial (e.g. this thread).
  2. Demarko

    Demarko Super Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 15, 2010
    Seattle, WA
    Interesting read. Sounds like basically any one of our success stories, but with clinical history to back it up.
  3. rothenbj

    rothenbj Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jul 23, 2009
    Green Lane, Pa
    Emphasis mine

    Yes, these fellows needed to spend research dollars for what we've been saying for years.

    Some points, "widely acknowledged beneficial role of pharmacotherapy in smoking cessation"- Pharmacotherapy may have a widely "acknowledged" beneficial role, but at a 2% success rate after 20 months, the word "ineffective" somehow should have been placed in that sentence.

    Acknowledgement of the habit and ritual was at least brought to the forefront for a change and the lack of effectiveness of counseling was spelled out.

    And yes, there could be a major on smoking rates with some honesty on the smokeless front!
  4. Vocalek

    Vocalek CASAA Activist ECF Veteran

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    Apr 7, 2009
    Springfield, VA
    There is also this sentence:

    And the reference is something they wrote:

    [14] G. Casella, P. Caponnetto and R. Polosa, “Therapeutic Advances in the Treatment of Nicotine Addiction: Present and Future,” Therapeutic Advances in Chronic Disease, Vol. 1, No. 3, 2010, pp. 95-106.
  5. Vocalek

    Vocalek CASAA Activist ECF Veteran

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    Apr 7, 2009
    Springfield, VA
  6. Bill Godshall

    Bill Godshall Executive Director
    Smokefree Pennsylvania
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    Apr 2, 2009
    Excellent Case Report, and it was published in the International Journal of Clinical Medicine.

    This and similar articles will help convince open minded healthcare professionals and public health advocates to support (or at least to not oppose) e-cigarettes. We also should send this article to elected officials and/or Board of Health members who are considering proposals to ban e-cig sales and/or e-cigarette usage where smoking is banned).

    Unfortunately, the only reason WHO, CTFK, ALA, AHA, AMA, Legacy, Winickoff, Hahn, Blumenfeld or other e-cigarette prohibitionists would acknowledge the existance of this article would be to claim that it provides evidence in support of FDA's unsuccessful attempt to regulate e-cigarettes as smoking cessation drug devices (which of course was nothing more than an attempt to ban e-cigarettes under the guise of protecting public health).
  7. rolygate

    rolygate Forum Manager Admin Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Sep 24, 2009
    ECF Towers
    Somebody should tell them that their PDF reveals the title from its metadata as, "Dust Effect on the Performance of Wind Turbine Airfoils".

    The meta in Word docs and PDFs has caught a lot of people out :)
  8. Vocalek

    Vocalek CASAA Activist ECF Veteran

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    Apr 7, 2009
    Springfield, VA
    OK, I sent an email to Dr. Polosa about the title and explained how to correct it. My guess would be that they had a Word document that they have been using as a template for new article submissions. You're right. The metadata does carry over from Word to Adobe.

    Thanks, Roly.
  9. Tom09

    Tom09 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 22, 2009
    Virtually thousands of different scientific papers on "Dust Effect on the Performance of Wind Turbine Airfoils" here. Appears like a trademark of the publisher (Scientific Research Publishing, scirp.org) ;)
  10. Vocalek

    Vocalek CASAA Activist ECF Veteran

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    Apr 7, 2009
    Springfield, VA
    Yes. I received this reply from Dr. Polosa:

  11. pineapplestrawberrygirl

    pineapplestrawberrygirl Full Member

    Feb 2, 2014
    Middlesbrough uk
    I have depression and smoking help but was getting out of control i had tried to quit everyway you could imagne and felt like killing my self. That to totally changed on the ecig i have been stinky free since august 2013 and has not changed my depression loving vaping it rocks. My ashma as improved to the point i don't need my ventolin everyday its fantastic

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  12. drtwain5

    drtwain5 Full Member

    Nov 2, 2013
    Modest quit rates, (~ 7% for ecig vs ~ 6% nic patch, p=0.46 at 6 months post-trial initiation) have been reported in a larger population (ca. 650 subjects), conducted as a randomized controlled trial (1). Indeed, quit rates at 6 month follow-up time periods between ecig and nic inhaler NRT are comparable (ca. 15%), and some antidepressants, but not all, improve the odds of cigarette smoking quit rates (2). While intriguing, the high success found in the 2 cases reported needs to be confirmed in larger studies, but an argument is emerging that vaping is at least as effective as conventional NRT and possibly pharmacotherapy (less clear in at-risk populations) in reduction of risk for tobacco smoking. Of course, the evidence is meaningless and easily dismissed by paternalistic prohibitionists, political ideologues and tax revenue obsessed bureaucrats.

    (1) Bullen et. Al., http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(13)61842-5
    (2) Hughes JR et. al., Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2007 Jan 24;(1):CD000031
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