RACP clarifies position on vaping

April 24, 2020

The RACP advises that not smoking tobacco or using e-cigarettes remain the safest options for the community. The long-term implications of using vaping devices are not yet known.

The RACP advocates for the proven and registered smoking cessation technologies, including pharmacotherapies, ahead of vaping.

Should patients wish to use e-cigarettes for smoking cessation, the College urges physicians to advise patients of all potential risks and benefits before commencing.

The RACP’s position on e-cigarettes is unchanged, though we acknowledge the different regulatory contexts and population health inequities caused by tobacco use in New Zealand and Australia.

The RACP's policy on vaping can be found here: link. https://www.racp.edu.au/docs/default-source/advocacy-library/policy-on-electronic-cigarettes.pdf

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