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Table 3 Practitioners opinions of available guidance on e-cigarettes

From: E-cigarettes: online survey of UK smoking cessation practitioners

  %
2011  
Need more information (strongly agree/agree* vs neutral, disagree, strongly disagree) 90.2
Need more research (strongly agree/agree vs neutral, disagree, strongly disagree) 91.0
2013  
Do you know about the MHRA announcement about regulating e-cigarettes? (yes vs no)** 86.6
The MHRA decision to regulate e-cigarettes is a positive step for public health (strongly agree/agree vs neutral, disagree, strongly disagree) 81.3
The MHRA decision means that all e-cigarettes are now licensed by the MHRA (true vs false)** 18.7
The MHRA decision to regulate e-cigarettes will deny smokers access to new novel nicotine devices (strongly agree/agree vs neutral, disagree, strongly disagree) 16.3
MHRA regulation of e-cigarettes will prohibit marketing to children (true vs false)** 51.4
How do you feel about companies that are subsidiaries of tobacco companies bringing medications to market? (strongly agree/agree vs neutral, disagree, strongly disagree) 6.7
  1. *Percentages of practitioners whose answer was in the italicised categories are tabulated.
  2. **Only includes responses from English practitioners (n = 619) where MHRA guidance applies directly.