Corrigendum: “Is adolescent e-cigarette use associated with smoking in the United Kingdom?: A systematic review with meta-analysis” (Catherine Haighton Tobacco Prevention and Cessation, (2019), 5, (1–13), (10.18332/tpc/108553))

Adewale Aladeokin*, Catherine Haighton

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Corrigendum on: Is adolescent e-cigarette use associated with smoking in the United Kingdom?: A systematic review with meta-analysis By Adewale Aladeokin, Catherine Haighton Tobacco Prevention and Cessation, Volume 5, Issue April, Pages 1-13 Publish date: 22 April 2019 DOI: https://doi.org/10.18332/tpc/108553 An error in data entry occurred during the production of Figure 3 in the manuscript, as the authors accidentally entered the published adjusted ORs from three included studies as Log Odds in the generic inverse variance meta-analysis. Correcting the error shows that the OR remains significant: 3.86;p<0.00001 instead of 26.01[5.35, 126.44]. The conclusions were based on the meta-analysis of unadjusted ORs which was higher than this (OR: 5.55). However, as people are reportedly dying from severe lung - related illnesses tied to e-cigarettes and many countries are banning e-cigarettes it remains important to review the evidence that is currently available. Figure 3: Meta-analysis based on adjusted odds ratios.

Original languageEnglish
Article number38
JournalTobacco Prevention and Cessation
Volume5
Issue numberNovember
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Nov 2019

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