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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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Hospitals Abandon Vaping Ban After Evidence On E-Cigarette Safety

Two UK hospitals abolished a ban on the use of e-cigarettes Thursday thanks to overwhelming evidence showing they’re vastly safer than tobacco cigarettes. A National Health Service Trust, which run


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Will Taiwan ban vaping? – Vaping360


Will Taiwan ban vaping?

Taiwan is planning an outright ban on e-cigarettes

In January, the Health Promotion Administration announced a revision of the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act. Most of the changes involved eliminating exceptions to the country’s indoor smoking restrictions

A recent story in The China Post explained the changes to the act. Presumably the island nation (or province of China, depending on who you ask) is following the suggestions of the World Health Organization.

At last year’s WHO tobacco control meeting, the international agency encouraged member countries to restrict or ban e-cigarettes. “The decision on electronic nicotine delivery systems and electronic non-nicotine delivery systems (ENDS/ENNDS) invites Parties that have not yet banned the importation, sale and distribution of ENDS/ENNDS to consider either prohibition or regulating such products,” said the official conference press release.

“In order to properly protect public health, it is imperative that policy-makers are able to distinguish nicotine from smoking”

Luo Su-ying of the Taiwan Health Ministry told the Post that e-cigarettes posed an emerging global health hazard that could potentially serve as a gateway drug for cigarettes to minors. The administration defined e-cigarettes as “electronic devices that contained nicotine, formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, or any other substance that is harmful to the human body.”

Jeff Stier, director of the Risk Analysis Division at the National Center for Public Policy Research in Washington, DC, submitted comments to the Taiwanese government, attempting to educate them about the benefits of a smoking population converting to low-risk nicotine products.

“In order to properly protect public health, it is imperative that policy-makers are able to distinguish nicotine from smoking,” wrote Stier. “Without a full understanding of the science, it is easy to put all nicotine products in the same category as cigarettes, since for too long, cigarette smoking has been the most common way people consumed nicotine. This is tragic because we’ve known for a long time that people smoke for the nicotine but die from the tar.”

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