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Demands are being made to rush in soft-touch regulation to allow e-cigarettes to be manufactured, flavoured, promoted and used virtually without restriction. NeydtStock/Shutterstock

Spotless leopards? Decoding hype on e-cigarettes

This is the full text of a paper I presented to the Oceania Tobacco Control Conference, Perth on October 21, 2015. E-cigarettes are the latest innovation in nicotine delivery products to fly the harm-reduction…
You’ll need ID for that. Michael Dorausch

E-cigarettes are too good to quit, but not for under 18s

The sale of e-cigarettes to under 18s is to be banned under new legislation, which will also see adults prohibited from buying cigarettes to then give or sell to youngsters. Current evidence suggests that…
New concerns have been raised over the effectiveness of nicotine replacement therapy. Image from

Nicotine replacement therapy isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

A study published in the latest edition of the journal Tobacco Control confirms what we’ve long suspected about nicotine replacement therapy (NRT): smokers don’t need to resort to these pharmaceuticals…

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