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Hamilton-Barclay, T., Russell, C. and McKeganey, N. (2019). Adolescents' initiation and past 30-day use of a JUUL vaporizer containing pod flavors marketed and not marketed by JUUL. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco 25th Annual Meeting, February 20-23 2019, San Francisco, CA.

McKeganey, N., Russell, C., Fleury, C. and McPetrie, L. (2019). Prevalence of awareness and use of JUUL e-cigarettes, e-cigarettes and combustible cigarettes in a national probability sample of U.S. adolescents aged 13-17 years. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco 25th Annual Meeting, February 20-23 2019, San Francisco, CA.

Russell, C. Haseen, F. and McKeganey, N. (2019). Factors associated with past 30-day abstinence from cigarette smoking in a non-probabilistic sample of 15,456 adult established current smokers in the United States who used a JUUL vaporizer for three months. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco 25th Annual Meeting, February 20-23 2019, San Francisco, CA.


In a parallel study of 7823 smokers purchasing the JUUL Starter Kit from retail outlets within the U.S. researchers at the Centre for Substance Use Research found a similarly positive proportion of smokers quitting smoking. Within this parallel study 55.1% of smokers surveyed over the 90 day assessment reported no smoking in the preceding 30 days. 

McKeganey, N., Miller J.A., Haseen, F. (2018) The Value of Providing Smokers with Free E-Cigarettes: Smoking Reduction and Cessation Associated with the Three-Month Provision to Smokers of a Refillable Tank-Style E-Cigarette. Report available for free at the link below:

Russell, C., McKeganey, N and Haseen, F. (2018) Transitions in cigarette smoking associated with use of the JUUL vaping device among 18,799 adults in the United States. 2018. Centre for Substance Use Research: Glasgow, UK. Report available for free at the link below:

McKeganey, N., Barnard, M., (2018) Continuity and Change in Vaping and Smoking by Young People: A Qualitative Case Study of a Friendship Group. Int Jour of Environmental Research and Public Health 15(5) 1008. 

McKeganey, N., Barnard, M., Russell, C., (2018) Vapers and Vaping: E-cigarettes users views on vaping and smoking. Drugs Education Prevention and Policy vol 25, issue 1.

Russell, C., (Ph.D.), McKeganey, N., (Ph.D.), Dickson, T., (M.Sc.),Changing patterns of first e-cigarette flavour and current flavours used by 20,836 adult frequent e-cigarette users in the United States. Harm Reduction Journal.


Marina Barnard, Christopher Russell, Neil McKeganey (2017) The highs and lows of NPS/“Legal High” use: Qualitative views from a UK online survey (2016) Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy Volume 24, 2017 – Issue 1: Special Focus: family and harms to others on alcohol.

McKeganey N., Dickson, T. (2017) Why Don’t More Smokers Switch to Using E-Cigarettes: The Views of Confirmed Smokers Int Jour of Environ Res Public Health 14 (6) 647

Barnard, M., Russell, C., McKeganey, N., Hamilton-Barclay, T (2017) The Highs and Lows of NPS/Legal High Use: Qualitative Views from a UK online survey. Drugs Education Prevention and Policy vol 24 issue 1.

Russell, C., Dickson, T., McKeganey, N. (2017) Advice from Former Smoking E cigarette Users to Current Smokers on How to Use E Cigarettes as Part of an Attempt to Quit Smoking Nicotine and Tobacco Research ntx176

McKeganey, N. (2017) E-cigarettes should be marketed as smoking cessation products. The Hill 30/11/2017


Neil McKeganey, Christopher Russell (2016) Why Academics Should Resist Pressure to Disengage with the Tobacco Industry.

Christopher Russell, Neil McKeganey (2016) Intended Responses of 9,040 Current E-Cigarette Users to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Deeming Regulations of E-Cigarettes.

Neil McKeganey (2016) US Surgeon General’s misplaced call to arms against e-cigarettes. The Hill (US Internet News Site).

Neil McKeganey, Tiffany Dickson (2016) The Pleasure of Smoking: The Views of Confirmed Smokers.

Neil McKeganey, Marina Barnard, & Christopher Russell (2016) Visible Vaping: E-Cigarettes and the Further De-Normalization of Smoking. International Archives of Addiction Research and Medicine Volume 2 Issue 3 ISSN: 2474-3631.

Neil McKeganey Christopher Russell Carole Bain Marina Barnard Tiffany Hamilton Barclay et al (2016) Meeting the Needs of Prisoners with a Drug or Alcohol Problem: No Mean Feat. Drugs Education Prevention and Policy (in press)

Neil McKeganey Christopher Russell (2016) Tobacco Control Research: A Tale of Two Delphi Groups. Addiction January DOI:10.111/add.13251

Sharon Grace Geoff Page Charlie Lloyd Lorna Templeton Setta Cougali Neil McKeganey et al (2016) Establishing a “Corstonian” Continuous Care Pathway for Drug Using Female Prisoners:Linking Drug Recovery Wings and Women’s Community Services Criminology and Criminal JusticeISSN 1748-8958 (in press)


Geoff Page Lorna Templeton Sharon Grace Paul Roberts Neil McKeganey et al (2015) Conspicuous by the Abstinence: The Limited Engagement of Heroin Users in English and Welsh Drug Recovery Wings. International Journal of Drug Policy (in press)

Neil McKeganey (2015) The Criminalization of Some Drug Involved People The Handbook of Drugs and Society ed Henry Brownstein Sage.

Neil McKeganey Christopher Russell Tobacco (2015) Plain Packaging Evidence Based Policy or Public Health Advocacy (published online) International Journal of Drug Policy

Neil McKeganey (2015) No Hiding Place. Drink and Drug News Magazine April 2015


Neil McKeganey (2014) Clear Rhetoric and Blurred Reality:The Development of a Recovery Focus in UK Drug Treatment Policy and Practice. International Journal of Drug Policy (doi:10.1016j.drugpo.2014.01.014)

Neil McKeganey (2014) Quick Quick Slow of Tobacco Control. Drink and Drug News May

Neil McKeganey(2014) Scary Monsters and E- Cigarettes DruglinkMagazine JulyAug


Neil McKeganey (2013) Drugs Risk as Focus turns to Independence Sunday Times 25 August 2013

Neil McKeganey (2013) Does the Fact that Some Drugs are Illegal Make it More Difficult to Deliver Recovery Work in Drug Treatment Services? October Drink and Drug News October

McGallagly, J., McKeganey, N. (2013) The Impact of Drug Seizures on Local Communities. in Research Conferences on Organised Crime Research and Practice in Western and Northern Europe 2011-2012. Lucherhand Verlag

Neil McKeganey (2013) Treatment Cessation. Druglink December.

Neil McKeganey (2013) Legal Highs A Low Point Scotsman Newspaper 4 nov 2013 

Neil McKeganey (2013) The A to Z of Substance Misuse and Addiction. Palgrave Macmillan

Neil McKeganey Joe McGallagly (2013) Nicked: Drugs Users Views and Experience of Drugs Law Enforcement Operations. Journal of Substance Use (Early Online Publication DOI:10.3109/14659891.2012.709914)

Barnard, M., Bain, C. (2013) Resisting Your Good Intentions: Substance Misusing Parents and Early Interventions to Support and Monitor Children in Need. Child and Family Social Work (Early online publication dpi:10.1111/cfs.12064

Neil McKeganey (2013) Staying Tough on Drugs. Scotsman 16 January