Unintended consequences of a cautious approach to e‐cigarette laws

Anthony C Catalano, Noel E Cranswick, Joanne Grindlay, Mick Creati, Margie H Danchin, Jeff Robinson, Nicola Williams and Amanda Gwee
Med J Aust 2019; 211 (4): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.50278
Published online: 19 August 2019

In reply: We thank Mendelsohn and Wodak for their comment on our letter.1

  • 1 Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 3 Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 4 Victorian Poisons Information Centre, Austin Health, Melbourne, VIC.

Competing interests:

No relevant disclosures.

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