Regulating e-cigarettes in Australia: implications for tobacco use by young people

Colin P Mendelsohn
Med J Aust 2018; 208 (9): . || doi: 10.5694/mja17.01232
Published online: 21 May 2018

To the Editor:

  • University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW


Competing interests:

I have received payments for teaching, consulting and conference expenses from Pfizer Australia, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson and Johnson Pacific, and Perrigo Australia.

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