“This book is a must for any smoker who wants to know if vaping can help them quit (I wish I’d known about it earlier)”
Senator Hollie Hughes. Chair of the Australian Senate Select Committee on Tobacco Harm Reduction
If you are a smoker who can’t quit, this book could literally save your life. Vaping nicotine is the world’s most popular and most effective quitting aid. However, it is controversial and poorly understood.
Dr Mendelsohn outlines the scientific evidence in simple terms so you can make an informed decision about whether it could work for you.
Is it really safer than smoking? Does vaping cause ‘popcorn lung’? Does nicotine cause cancer? Is vaping cheaper than smoking?
The book guides you through the maze of getting started. What vaping device should you buy? How much nicotine do you need? How can Australians get a nicotine prescription? How do you actually vape and when should you stop?
Part three examines the controversies around vaping and why it is opposed by many health authorities. Is it really a serious threat to young people? Is it another ploy by the tobacco industry to get more people smoking? How should vaping be regulated to get the best public health outcomes?
There is still more to learn about vaping, but one thing is for certain. If you are a smoker who can’t quit, switching to vaping could be the best thing you will ever do for your health and your wallet.
“If you are a smoker, and especially a smoker who hasn’t tried vaping, read this book, and try it now”
Emeritus Professor John Britton. Former Chair, Tobacco Advisory Group, Royal College of Physicians (UK)
Dr Colin Mendelsohn is one of Australia’s leading experts on smoking cessation. He was the Founding Chairman of the Australian Tobacco Harm Reduction Association (ATHRA) and is a member of the committee that develops the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners’ national smoking cessation guidelines. He was a Conjoint Associate Professor in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at the University of New South Wales, Sydney and is actively involved in research, teaching and writing about smoking and vaping.
‘This book written by Dr Mendelsohn is a must-read for all smokers who want to quit. Easy to read and based on scientific information, the book spans the full 360 degrees of the world of vaping. Consumers, pol- icymakers, health professionals will find it insightful. Many will finally understand the value of switching to e-cigarettes as a far less harmful alternative to smoking tobacco.’
Professor Riccardo Polosa
Professor of Internal Medicine and Respiratory Physician, University of Cata- nia, Italy; Founder of the Center of Excellence for the Acceleration of Harm Reduction (CoEHAR), University of Catania, Italy
‘This book is a valuable resource for smokers, doctors and regulators. Smokers will get clear information on the benefits of switching to vap- ing and some excellent practical guidance on how to do it; doctors will learn about an important topic that is not covered in their education; and politicians and regulators will obtain some clarity about the differ- ence between facts and ideologically motivated misinformation that has been dominating this field. The book has great potential to improve both individual and public health.’
Professor Peter Hajek
Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of the Health and Lifestyle Research Unit at the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Queen Mary University of London
‘Dr Colin Mendelsohn has written a brilliant book about vaping for tobacco harm reduction. He dispels myths and provides facts and useful information about vaping, including the pros and cons and how to go about it. This book is for smokers, their families and doctors wanting to help smokers quit, and will save many lives.’
Dr Joe Kosterich
General practitioner and health industry consultant; Chairman, Australian Tobacco Harm Reduction Association
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