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Dr. Janet Reis and Lisa MacKenzie


E-cigarette use is an emerging and fast-growing trend particularly among young people that has not been thoroughly researched in terms of quit rates. Previous research shows that people perceive e-cigarettes to be a safer alternative to assisting tobacco cessation, yet solid result supporting this claim have yet to be published. This research compiled in Fiscal Year 2015 analyzes quantitative evaluation data gathered from state-wide public health tobacco cessation programs in the Northwest. Understanding quit rates related to electronic cigarette use is important to implementing changes in clean indoor air policies, improving quit and abstinence rates in tobacco cessation programs, and advancing accurate perceptions on the safety of e-cigarettes use for all users.