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Can electronic cigarettes help you quit?
Electronic cigarettes (ECs) are battery-powered devices that heat a liquid, usually containing nicotine, into a vapour for inhalation.
There is growing evidence that ECs can help smokers quit or significantly reduce their cigarette intake.
ECs are worth considering if you have tried other methods of quitting without success. The best results are when ECs are used with professional support and counselling and in combination with other therapies, such as a nicotine patch or Champix.
ECs are dramatically safer than smoking. As there is no combustion or burning, there is no smoke, carbon monoxide or tar which are responsible for most of the health effects of smoking.
The sale, possession and use of nicotine without approval is illegal in Australia. However, nicotine can be legally imported and used to quit smoking if you have a prescription for nicotine from an Australian medical practitioner.