Priority 19 from the Electronic Cigarettes PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What effect does vaping have on mental health, including any risks and benefits? In adults, children and young people. (JLA PSP Priority 19)
Overall ranking 19
JLA question ID 0087/19
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP

Thomas, Kyla H., et al. "How do smoking cessation medicines compare with respect to their neuropsychiatric safety? A protocol for a systematic review, network meta-analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis." BMJ open 7.6 (2017): e015414.  SR only concerned with 18 years and older. Comparing different treatments and effect on neuropsychiatric safety.  Hefner, Kathryn, Gerald Valentine, and Mehmet Sofuoglu. "Electronic cigarettes and mental illness: Reviewing the evidence for help and harm among those with psychiatric and substance use disorders." The American journal on addictions 26.4 (2017): 306-315.  Looks at perceptions of ecigs and impact on tobacco use in adults. Doesn't look at health effects, risks and benefits. 

Health Research Classification System category Generic health relevance
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples What effect does e-cigarette use have on mental health issues? ~ Is nicotine beneficial for people with mental health conditions? And if it is then is there any discernible difference between vaping and smoking for them?
Submitted by 4 x Healthcare Professionals, 6 x Patients
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0087
PSP name Electronic Cigarettes
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 52 (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 20 September 2019