NOTE: DESPITE ALL THE HARD WORK DONE TO ORGANISE THIS FUNDRAISER, MEDDLING NAYSAYERS HAVE CONTACTED THE GAMING COMMISSION AND THEY HAVE PULLED THE PLUG ON THIS RAFFLE! IT HAS BEEN CANCELLED! WE RECOMMEND YOU DONATE DIRECTLY TO ATHRA
AVV's Vape Advocacy Megaraffle
Victory Vape is proud to be a part of the biggest advocacy fundraiser raffle in the history of Australian vaping! This huge raffle is organised by the Australian Vape Vendors and will benifut ATHRA, a vaping advocacy group run by one of our favourite people, Dr. Colin Mendelsohn!
We will be donating a stellar YiHi SX Mini SK Class Mod, with a new YiHi SX Mini HakuTaku tank, a pack of coils and a battery...everything you need to have a first class vaping setup, check out the link below to purchase tickets!
Here we go, it's time for the biggest vape raffle in Australia! We're handing out over 160 prizes valued at a whopping $32,976.82, which have kindly been donated by dozens of Australia's favourite vape stores and juicemakers.
Better yet, every single cent this raffle raises will go directly to ATHRA, the Australian Tobacco Harm Reduction Association, which is a registered non-profit vape advocacy charity started by doctors, professors, and other medical professionals who are actively fighting for your right to vape, so grab as many tickets as you can and help support ATHRA's vital work.
Ticket sales will close at 6:00pm ACST on Wednesday September 5, 2018, and the raffle will be drawn at 1:00pm ACST on Saturday September 8, 2018. Click here to see the current list of all available prizes, or here to see the fine print.
One of Australia's most prolific advocates for vaping as a method of harm reduction, Dr. Colin Mendelsohn, has formed a new association, ATHRA, Australian Tobacco Harm Reduction Association.
The site is full of great resources regarding health benefits, how to get started, vaping devices, safety, and where to buy vape gear in Australia.
You can register to show your support, and to be updated with news about vape policies in Australia.
Hat's off to Dr. Mendelsohn and the board of directors!
Health & Medical Organisations
Royal Australasian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
Drug and Alcohol Nurses of Australasia
Royal College of Physicians, UK
Public Health England
British Lung Foundation
British Heart Foundation
British Medical Association
Royal College of General Practitioners
New Zealand Medical Association
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research
Australian Health Professionals
- Professor Wayne Hall, Centre for Youth Substance Abuse, Uni Qld
- Professor Ric Day AM, Professor of Clinical Pharmacology
- Professor David Castle, Psychiatrist
- Prof Ian Webster AO, Public Health, Community Medicine, UNSW
- Professor Steve Robson, Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
- Dr Ingrid van Beek AM, Addiction Medicine Specialist
- A/Professor Dan Siskind, Psychiatrist
- Prof Amanda Baker, School of Med & Public Health, Uni Newcastle
A great in depth show on the comparison between smoking and vaping! An objective experimental study that shows vaping is less addictive, much less harmful to the user, and less harmful second hand. Trials showed the study group using e-cigarettes (and other forms of nicotine replacement therapy) were far more successful at quitting smoking than going cold turkey. Definitely worth a watch! As Dr. Michael Mosley states, results were "certainly compelling!"
This is a great extensive article on vaping that we found on Black Note's site. Black Note makes what was voted by the Electronic Cigarette Consumers Report as "The Best Tobacco Eliquid". Check out Black Note naturally Extracted Tobacco Flavours here: Black Note
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Here is an excerpt from the full article found here
Note: Ecigarettes have still not been approved by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration as a method to quit smoking, although the UK Royal Commission has stated that the are THE MOST EFFECTIVE METHOD!
The Evidence: Do E-Cigarettes Help Smokers Quit?
So what does the evidence say? Does vaping help smokers quit? On the whole, the answer is a definite yes.
The Cochrane review of the evidence on vaping for quitting smoking really sums up the issue quite well. After looking at all of the studies available (at the time the review was written, at least), the researchers concluded that e-cigarettes are effective for helping smokers quit, but more studies are needed to precisely quantify how much they help smokers and whether or not they’re more effective than patches and gums. However, the evidence covered in the review does suggest that vaping increases quit-rates in comparison to patches, and that vapers are more likely than patch users to cut down the amount they smoked.
There are some other recent studies that add to this evidence-base. One example found that daily users of e-cigs with tanks – i.e. second or third-generation models – were around 2.7 times more likely to have quit than non-vapers. Another recent finding from the UK shows that, among those going to a stop smoking service, users of “unlicensed nicotine containing products” (translation: e-cigs) had the highest quit-rates after a month in comparison to other approaches.
If you’re interesting in reading more, the evidence is well-summarized in pages 29 to 31 of the (UK) National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training’s e-cigarette briefing for stop-smoking services. In a nutshell, the evidence is fairly unanimous in suggesting that e-cigarettes help smokers quit.
But what about that meta-analysis that found that vaping actually reduces your odds of quitting? The short explanation is: junk in, junk out. Stanton Glantz’s analysis included many studies which didn’t even assess whether or not e-cigs were effective for smokers actually trying to quit by vaping, so the negative conclusion was pretty much guaranteed. It was heavily criticized by experts, and many great blog posts were written on it – by Clive Bates and Carl V. Phillips, for example – but the CliffsNotes version is that the analysis is highly misleading. "
"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.”
Read the whole article online here
NOTE: Victory Vape Australia is proud to have Dr. Attila Danko as one of our satisfied customers, and we value his educated opinions on both the politics and science of vaping