An Australian vaping revolution: a talk to Dr. Colin Mendelsohn
Millions of smokers around the world usually talks to general practioners when they get the intention to quit smoking for good. And it happens everywhere. Vaping has the potential to help rejuvenate smoking cessation in Australia and improve public health if smokers are allowed easier and legal access to appropriately regulated products.
Ban smoking in high-risk areas
The National Commission on Tobacco Control (NCTC) has urged President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to enhance Covid-19 mitigation efforts by banning tobacco cigarettes and electronic cigarettes, especially in “high-risk areas”.
Electronic Cigarette Use Is Not Associated with COVID-19 Diagnosis
Although e-cigarettes have the well-documented potential for harm, and the COVID-19 pandemic presents an opportunity to reduce e-cigarette use, our study found that such use does not appear to increase susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2 infection among patients seeking medical care.
A Historical Timeline of Electronic Cigarettes
2003: What would become the first commercially successful electronic cigarette is created in Beijing, China by Hon Lik, a 52 year old pharmacist, inventor and smoker. He reportedly created the device after his father, also a heavy smoker, dies of lung cancer.
E-Cigarettes Added to Counseling Can Help Smokers Quit at 12 Weeks
E-Cigarettes Added to Counseling Can Help Smokers Quit at 12 Weeks Tobacco smokers who receive e-cigarettes in addition to counseling are twice as likely to quit by 12 weeks, according to data from the multicenter, randomized E3 trial. This benefit is seen even when the e-cigarettes don’t contain nicotine, though to a smaller degree.