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E-cigarettes and vaping

E-cigarettes are battery-operated devices that work by heating liquid (e-liquid, also called ‘juice’) that emit vapours that users inhale. They are also known as vapes. Using an e-cigarette is commonly known as vaping.

E-cigarettes contain propylene glycol or glycerine and flavourings while nicotine e-cigarettes contain nicotine.  In Australia many e-cigarettes which are labelled nicotine-free do in fact contain nicotine.[1] Nicotine is highly addictive.

Australian Government Department of Health fact sheet:  https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/smoking-and-tobacco/about-smoking-and-tobacco/about-e-cigarettes 

Tasmanian Government Department of Health fact sheet: https://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/publichealth/tobacco_control/electronic-cigarettes/fact_sheet-_electronic_cigarettes2

From 1 October 2021, consumers will require a doctor’s prescription to legally access nicotine vaping products and liquid nicotine in Australia.

For more information:  https://www.tga.gov.au/nicotine-vaping-products

[1] https://lungfoundation.com.au/lung-health/protecting-your-lungs/e-cigarettes-and-vaping/

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