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Talking to the deputies of the Committee on Social Affairs, earlier this yr, Salas mentioned that Invoice 21.658, which might set the laws in query in place, has his full help. “I think this project is extremely important for the country. It has the full support of the Ministry of Health,” he mentioned.

“It is completely in line with the health alert we already issued regarding the use of vaping devices, where we have even been very clear that there is no study that can show e-cigarettes are a smoking cessation therapy. On the contrary, we have to dis-incentivize the use of cigarettes and the use of vaporizers,”  added Salas inaccurately.

The invoice has now been authorized with 33 votes in favour and 7 towards. Apart from banning to make use of of vaping merchandise in most public areas, the invoice additionally suggests a tax on digital gadgets. Sadly, Salas inaccurately acknowledged that to this point there isn’t any examine indicating that the merchandise are efficient smoking cessation instruments.

“I think this project is extremely important for the country. It has the full support of the Ministry of Health,” Salas mentioned. “It is completely in line with the health alert we already issued regarding the use of vaping devices, where we have even been very clear that there is no study that can show e-cigarettes are a smoking cessation therapy.”

Vapes’ potential position in reducing Australia’s stalled smoking charges

In distinction to this, a scientific overview from Australia, has consistent with earlier related research, indicated that vaping nicotine-containing e-cigs is efficient for smoking cessation and will cut back smoking charges considerably.

The peer-reviewed examine titled, “Could vaping help lower smoking rates in Australia?” was co authored by Australian teachers Conjoint Affiliate Professor Colin Mendelsohn, Professor Wayne Corridor and Professor Ron Borland. It discovered that vaping might play an important position in reducing Australia’s stalled smoking charges.

“There is evidence that vaping has increased quit attempts and reduced national smoking rates in the UK and USA, where the decline in prevalence of smoking has accelerated. This contrasts with countries such as Australia with restrictive vaping policies where such declines in prevalence are not being observed.”

The UK has been a frontrunner in endorsing the usage of safer options to cut back tobacco hurt, and native smoking charges are reflecting this. Earlier this yr, the UK’s Nationwide Institute for Well being and Care Excellence (NICE) has formally acknowledged and really useful as smoking cessation instruments. A press launch by the World Vapers’ Alliance (WVA) welcomed the event. “The draft new guidelines on how to effectively help smokers to quit, state that:

  • ‘nicotine-containing e-cigarettes can help people to stop smoking and are similarly effective to other cessation options’ and
  • ‘people should be able to use e-cigarettes as one of several options to support smoking cessation, if they so choose.’”

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