Multicentric 5-year Follow-up Study to Assess the Efficacy of E-cigarettes as a Tool for Smoking Cessation and to Compare the Risk of Smoking-related Diseases Among Electronic and Traditional Cigarette Smokers, and Smokers of Both.
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
Traditional smoking cessation rate
Percentage of subjects that were current (in TC and Mixed groups) or former (in EC group) smokers reporting sustained smoking abstinence from traditional cigarette smoking at 60 months. Smoking abstinence is defined as complete abstinence from tobacco smoking (not even a puff) for the 30 days period prior to the visit. This outcome will be self-reported and checked using CO analyzer after breath.
Lamberto Manzoli, MD, MPH
Department of Medicine and Aging Sciences, University of Chieti, Italy
Italy: Ministry of Health