RIS ID

133082

Publication Details

Moller, J., Breitbarth, A. K. & Jones, A. L. (2019). Risk versus regulation: an update on the state of e-cigarette control in Australia. Internal Medicine Journal, 49 (1), 110-113.

Abstract

E-cigarettes are increasingly common around the world, particularly among youth. Ingestion of nicotine-containing e-liquid, while relatively rare, is the major toxicological risk associated with their use. Current Australian regulation has nicotine for use in e-cigarettes listed as a dangerous poison in Schedule 7, with its supply or sale illegal in all states and territories, while regulation on the sale of e-cigarettes and accessories varies by state. However, with increasing evidence that e-cigarettes produce far fewer toxic by-products than their combustible counterparts perhaps it is time to review this regulation.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/imj.14176