An Australian standard for prescribing e‐cigarette nicotine has arrived — are you prepared with the facts?
Various nicotine replacement therapies (NRTs) have been approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) as safe and effective smoking cessation aids. However, many smokers are now turning to electronic cigarettes (e‐cigarettes) to reduce their tobacco consumption, even though there is a lack of clear, unbiased data on whether, and how effectively, e‐cigarettes aid tobacco smoking cessation.1 There is also growing evidence that they may cause harm.2 Emerging evidence shows concurrent use of tobacco cigarettes and e‐cigarettes may be worse than either just smoking or just vaping, particularly for cardiovascular health.2
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