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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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Study shows electronic cigarette use does not cause any immediate adverse effects on coronary circulation and oxygen supply to the heart May 01 2014, 0 Comments

“Acknowledging the significant potential of electronic cigarettes as smoking alternatives and based on the scientific evidence which clearly indicated that they are much safer, it is important that health authorities will regulate these products in a way that will promote rather than restrict their availability and use by smokers who are unable to quit with currently approved medical methods.”