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

Wayne D Hall
Med J Aust 2018; 208 (9): . || doi: 10.5694/mja18.00046
Published online: 21 May 2018

To the Editor:

  • 1 Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD
  • 2 National Addiction Centre, King's College London, London, UK


Competing interests:

No relevant disclosures.

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