Sydney Addiction Seminar debate on vaping nicotine

Posted by DrMendelsohn on 2 December, 2017

Debate. “Vaping nicotine – harm reduction, medical treatment, or public health risk?”


At the Sydney Addiction Seminar on 21 November 2017, 4 expert speakers presented the evidence for and against the use of personal nicotine vaporisers.

The presentations (video and slides) can be viewed by clicking the youtube links below

'Vaping Nicotine. Effectiveness and safety' (25 min)
Dr Colin Mendelsohn

Associate Professor, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales
Tobacco Treatment Specialist

'Should doctors recommend e-cigarettes to patients who smoke?' (23 min)
Dr Alex Wodak AM

Director of the Alcohol and Drug Service, St. Vincent's Hospital, Sydney 1982-2012
President of the Australian Drug Law Reform Foundation

'What do we know and what don't we know?' (34 min)
Dr Adrian Reynolds

President, of the Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine
Clinical Director for the Tasmanian Alcohol and Drug Services and Clinical Associate Professor with the University of Tasmania

'E-cigarettes: public health dilemma or why hot nicotine may not be so cool' (32 min)
Dr Nico Clark

Clinical Director, Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia
Addiction Medicine Specialist

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