Unintended consequences of a cautious approach to e‐cigarette laws

Colin P Mendelsohn and Alex D Wodak
Med J Aust 2019; 211 (4): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.50263
Published online: 19 August 2019

To the Editor: We agree with Catalano and colleagues1 that nicotine liquid needs to be regulated. However, we feel that their letter overstates the risk from nicotine poisoning.

  • 1 UNSW Sydney, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, NSW.


Competing interests:

We are unpaid directors of the Australian Tobacco Harm Reduction Association (ATHRA), a health promotion charity established to reduce the harm from tobacco smoking ( ATHRA has received unconditional donations from e‐cigarette businesses in the past. Neither author has or has ever had a financial or commercial relationship with any e‐cigarette or tobacco company. [Correction added on 06 August 2019, after first online publication: new disclosures have been added.]


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