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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.

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Medical Study Claims Vaping Far Less Likely To Turn Adolescents Onto Smoking – VAPE Magazine


Medical Study Claims Vaping Far Less Likely To Turn Adolescents Onto Smoking
BY CHRIS MELLIDES

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Public health researchers find no clear evidence to support the claim that vaping leads teens to smoking, calling battle cries belted out by some lawmakers who suggest otherwise a detriment to preserving public health.

Doctors Lynn Kozlowski and Kenneth Warner, wrote in the Drug and Alcohol Dependence journal that there is little evidence to substantiate the link between vaping and later smoking among adolescents—calling alarmist claims as being harmful towards young people and adults who may feel dissuaded from switching over to vaping.

“The national trends in vaping and cigarette smoking do not support the argument that vaping is leading to smoking,” Kozlowski said in a statement. “From the best evidence to date, e-cigarettes are much less dangerous than cigarettes. The public has become confused about this.”

Read more by clicking here for the Daily Caller 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.

Medical Study Claims Vaping Far Less Likely To Turn Adolescents Onto Smoking – VAPE Magazine

 


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