Priority 7 from the Electronic Cigarettes PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What impact do restrictions on vaping (e.g. including vaping in smoke free policies; age limits; tank size) have on smoking behaviour and smoking cessation, as well as perceptions of harm from vaping? (JLA PSP Priority 7)
Overall ranking 7
JLA question ID 0087/7
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP

Cann, K. F., K. D. Heneghan, and T. Knight. "The impact of restricting the use of e-cigarettes in public places: a systematic review." Journal of Public Health 40.3 (2017): 533-539.  SR looks at restrictions of vaping in public places and impact on switching behaviour. (no studies were found for this). Secondary question looked at  ability to use e-cigarettes in public places as a reason for use and attitudes towards this among smokers.

Health Research Classification System category  Generic health relevance
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples Why do so many businesses, councils and health care trusts include vaping in their smoke free policies? ~ The impact of public use bans, specifically by health trusts treating vaping as smoking, on the uptake and perception of smokers toward vaping. ~ What measures would increase the number of employers, cafés and public houses that welcome considerate vaping?
Submitted by  10 x Healthcare Professionals, 35 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