Why vaping is dividing doctors like no other issue


With smoking levels in Australia at historically low levels, you’d think anti-smoking advocates would be doing high fives and slapping each other on the back.

But, in fact, they’re at war with each other, and many former colleagues are no longer on speaking terms. The reason? Vaping.

According to veteran smoking cessation practitioner Professor Renee Bittoun, the polarisation of views around the place of electronic cigarettes has created a damaging split in the anti-smoking community.

Professor Bittoun, who set up one of