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      Get your submission into the Australian Parliament E-cigarette and Personal Vaporiser Inquiry

      Great news, the Australian Parliament’s Health, Aged Care and Sport Committee has commenced an Inquiry into the Use of Electronic Cigarettes and Personal Vaporisers in Australia.

      The committee, will investigate the health impacts of e-cigarettes and personal vaporisers, it will also investigate the marketing and use of e-cigarettes for use as an aid to help smokers quite their smoking habit. 

      Read how you can put forward your vaping story to help change public health to benefit all fellow vapers

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      Strong Reassurance that Vaping is Safer than Smoking

      Reviewing urine and saliva samples from 181 people to screen for chemicals, the researchers found that using e-cigs alone resulted in very low exposure to toxins and carcinogens. The researchers said the findings provided strong reassurance that vaping is safer than smoking.

      Read the full article here.

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      Use of E-cigarettes Among Youth Remains Low - New Research By ASH

      New research by ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) October 31, 2016 finds the use of e-cigarettes remains low among young people.

      This new research supports that there is no evidence the youth are taking up smoking through their use of electronic cigarettes and regular use of e-cigs is still rare and mostly confined to those who were already smokers or those who had previously smoked. Research also shows a continued decline in smoking among children which is positive news.

      There has, however, been a rise in the proportion of young people who mistakenly believe that e-cigarettes are equally as harmful to the user as smoking traditional cigarettes. Between 2013 and 2016 the proportion of youth believing that vaping electronic devices are as equally as harmful increased from 11% to 23%.

      Read more and access the ASH Fact Sheet...

      40 International and Australian Experts Say Nicotine for Vaping Should be Legalised in Australia.

      Nicotine for use in electronic cigarettes should be legalised in Australia to reduce smoking related disease, say 40 international and Australian experts in a document supporting an application to amend the Poisons Standard in relation to low concentrations of nicotine for use in vaping.

      Smoking kills and Australia has 2.8 million smokers of which two out of three will die prematurely from smoking related diseases. According to Tobacco Treatment Specialist, UNSW Associate Professor Colin Mendelsohn smokers efforts in quitting are often met with repeated failure. ‘Using an e-cigarette can effectively satisfy the smoker’s need for nicotine as well as providing ‘a smoking experience’ which many smokers miss after quitting and which often leads to relapse’, says Mendelsohn.

      The New Nicotine Alliance submitted an application to the Australian Therapeutics Goods Administration, a not for profit consumer advocacy group supporting public health, has to exempt low concentrations of nicotine for use in electronic cigarettes as a safer alternative to smoking. Read more...

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