Psychiatrists call for nicotine e-cigs to be legalised

They also want their patients who smoke incentivised to switch to the products

The peak body for psychiatrists is calling for e-cigarettes and nicotine vape products to be allowed into Australia.


The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists has come out in support of the “legalisation and regulation” of nicotine-containing e-cigarettes – the first medical association in the country to do so.

In social media posts on Wednesday, the college said people with mental illness had low rates of quitting smoking and would therefore benefit from tobacco harm reduction tools.

“E-cigarettes and