If you smoke or vape nicotine, this book is for you. Vaping is the most popular and most effective aid for quitting smoking in Australia and other western countries. However, it is poorly understood. This book dispels the myths about vaping and outlines the evidence in an easy-to-read and authoritative manner with over 400 scientific references. It also provides step-by-step advice on how to make the switch from smoking tobacco, and why vaping is controversial. (Read more)
Part 1 explains what vaping is and the scientific evidence that underpins it. Is it safer than smoking? What is popcorn lung? How harmful is nicotine? Is vaping an effective quitting aid? Is it legal in Australia?
Part 2 is a practical guide to getting started with vaping. What device should you buy, how much nicotine do you need, what are mouth-to-lung vaping and ‘nicotine salts’ and how do you vape safely.
Part 3 explores the controversies about vaping. Why is it opposed by most Australian health and medical authorities? What are the hidden reasons underpinning their objections? How should vaping be regulated in Australia and what can we do to accelerate the uptake of vaping?
Be inspired by the fifteen case studies of former smokers. These are real stories by real people just like you and show how vaping could change your life for the better.
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).
Accurate information on vaping and nicotine is hard to find – even health professionals are not well informed. This book is a valuable resource that is long overdue and will help many smokers finally give up for good.
Senator Hollie Hughes (Read her full review)
Chair of the Australian Senate Select Committee on Tobacco Harm Reduction
RRP: AUD $34.95; UK £19; USD $25.80; € 22.95; and CAD $33.95
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Dr Colin Mendelsohn is one of Australia’s leading experts on smoking and vaping.
He is the Founding Chairman of the Australian Tobacco Harm Reduction Association charity (ATHRA) and is a member of the committee that develops the RACGP 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.
Colin works with smokers to help them quit and is actively involved in research, teaching and writing about smoking and vaping. More here
Emeritus Professor John Britton. Epidemiologist and former consultant in respiratory medicine, University of Nottingham, UK; and Former Chair, Tobacco Advisory Group, Royal College of Physicians (UK)
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
Professor Neal Benowitz. Emeritus Professor of Medicine, Centre for Tobacco Control Research and Education, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Dr Joe Kosterich. General practitioner and health industry consultant; Chairman, Australian Tobacco Harm Reduction Association
Emeritus Professor Wayne Hall. Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research at the University of Queensland; Visiting Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Professor Hayden McRobbie. National Drug and Alcohol Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney
Professor Riccardo Polosa. Professor of Internal Medicine and Respiratory Physician, University of Catania, Italy; Founder of the Center of Excellence for the Acceleration of Harm Reduction (CoEHAR), University of Catania, Italy.
Adjunct Professor David T. Sweanor JD. Chair of the Advisory Board, Centre for Health Law, Policy & Ethics, University of Ottawa, Canada; and Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa
Ashtray Blog. ECigarettedirect.co.uk. James Dunworth
Vaping360. Stop Smoking, Start Vaping Is a Guide for Potential Vapers – and Much More. Jim McDonald
E-book coming soon
Publisher: Aurora House
Printed by Ingram Lightning Source in Australia, UK and US