E-cigarettes and mental health
E-cigarettes are substantially less harmful to health than cigarettes. This page contains resources and information about the use of e-cigarettes among people with mental health conditions.
Use of electronic cigarettes by people with mental health problems: A guide for health professionals
This resource is intended to provide mental health professionals with a summary of the evidence on e-cigarettes as well as suggested responses to questions service users may ask.
Disclaimer: None of the Partnership’s resources have input from organisations with vested interests in the vaping or tobacco industries.
Mental Health & Smoking Partnership statement on e-cigarettes
- PHE. Vaping in England: evidence update March 2020 – reviews the literature on vaping among people with mental health conditions
- PHE. Evidence review of e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products 2018.
- ASH Briefing: Electronic cigarettes
- ASH Factsheet: Use of e-cigarettes among adults in Great Britain: 2019
- ASH Factsheet: Use of e-cigarettes among young people in Great Britain: 2019
- NCSCT. Electronic cigarettes: A briefing for stop smoking services. 2016
- Hajek P et al. A Randomized Trial of E-Cigarettes versus Nicotine-Replacement Therapy. 2019
- Royal College of Nursing: guidance on smoking cessation and e-cigarettes
- ‘Making the Switch’ – short films for smokers considering a move to vaping
- NFCC. E-cigarette use in smokefree NHS settings. 2018
Response to inquiry on e-cigarettes
Webinar – The use of e-cigarettes among people with a mental health condition (November 2017)
On 13 November 2017, the Mental Health & Smoking Partnership hosted a webinar on the use of e-cigarettes among people with a mental health condition. The webinar featured presentations from Dr Debbie Robson who gave an overview of harm reduction and the evidence around e-cigarettes, then Louise Ross on harm reduction in the community, followed by Sam Churchward on harm reduction in inpatient settings.