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Australian Psychiatrists Urge Government To Lift Nicotine Ban
BY CHRIS MELLIDES

There’s been a shift in the debate over access to e-cigarettes containing nicotine in Australia.

Many psychiatrists operating within the country are urging the government to lift the ban on nicotine, because the mentally ill who are documented as being heavy smokers could stand to benefit from using vapor products instead of continuing to smoke cigarettes.

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) states that the mentally ill are more likely to smoke heavily with life expectancy cut by 20 years compared to the general population, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.

It is currently legal to purchase vapor products in Australia, but it’s illegal to sell, possess or use nicotine with them.

The move by the RANZCP is the first instance of a specialist medical college or major health group to go against Australia’s medical community, which is largely in favor of banning e-cigarettes, The Herald reports.

To read more click here for The Sydney Morning Herald article.

Chris Mellides is the Managing Editor of VAPE Magazine. A seasoned journalist, he has worked in all areas of the media industry since first getting his start in newspaper reporting. Contact him at chris@vapemz.com.

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Medical Community Pushes Australian Government To Reform Its E-cig Laws – VAPE Magazine


Medical Community Pushes Australian Government To Reform Its E-cig Laws
BY CHRIS MELLIDES

Australian parliamentarians are being told that smokers should have an easier means of transitioning from smoking to vaping, and that current legislation is not conducive in reaching that end.

Doctors turned advocates believe that marginalizing smokers and presenting them with a “quit or die” ultimatum is unjust.

Several of these medical practitioners suggest that the Australian government should adopt measures seen in the US and UK, which currently allow its citizens access to nicotine vaping products, according to PerthNow.

While e-cigarettes are legal in Australia, the sale and possession of nicotine commonly used in them is still illegal.

In 2015, the first large-scale Australian study found that two thirds of the Australian smokers would die from smoking-related illnesses, PerthNow reports.

To read more click here for the PerthNow story.

Chris Mellides is the Managing Editor of VAPE Magazine. A seasoned journalist, he has worked in all areas of the media industry since first getting his start in newspaper reporting. Contact him at chris@vapemz.com.

#vaping

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