Doctor lobbies for legal ‘life-saving’ via e-cigarettes in Australia • Rebecca Urban • The Australian • August 24, 2015 March 21 2016, 0 Comments
"A Victorian doctor is calling for an end to confusing and contradictory laws restricting the use of electronic cigarettes, arguing that they have the potential to save the lives of smokers struggling to kick the habit.
Attila Danko, an emergency department doctor from Ballarat, has established the New Nicotine Alliance Australia, modelled on the similarly titled British lobby group, in a bid to counter a “misinformation campaign” about the risks of e-cigarettes.
The group has latched on to landmark research released last week by Public Health England, an independent arm of Britain’s Department of Health, which found e-cigarettes — battery-powered vaporisers that stimulate smoking, but without tobacco combustion — were about 95 per cent less harmful than cigarettes.
It also found most of the country’s 2.6 million e-cigarette users were ex-smokers trying to give up, with no evidence that young people were being drawn into the habit — a commonly cited fear.
“This compelling report confirms the weight of reliable scientific evidence that e-cigarettes save lives,” Dr Danko said.
“Its message is clear: e-cigarettes help people stop tobacco smoking and Australian smokers should legally have that option.”
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