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Briefing paper
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NHMRC 2022 CEO statement on electronic cigarettes: plain English summary

Publisher
E-cigarettes Public health Australia
Description

This briefing paper outlines the most current advice on the health impacts of e-cigarettes, and is based on in-depth evidence reviews and an extensive toxicology report.

Based on the latest scientific evidence, the advice states:

  • All e-cigarette users are exposed to chemicals and toxins that have the potential to cause harm. In addition to nicotine, more than 200 chemicals have been associated with e-liquids.
  • E-cigarettes containing nicotine are addictive and people who have never smoked are more likely to take up tobacco smoking.
  • E-cigarettes are not proven safe and effective smoking cessation aids. There are other proven safe and effective options to help smokers quit.
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