Electronic Cigarettes in Germany: Patterns of Use and Perceived Health Improvement

Conclusions: E-cigarettes were primarily used as an alternative to smoking and a substitute for nicotine. More dual users than ex-smokers used e-cigarettes in places where smoking is forbidden. Positive health changes were more pronounced in ex-smokers than dual users.Eur Addict Res 2017;23:136-147
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