TSANZ takes firm stand against e-cigarettes

A new position statement says any claims for smoking cessation should be assessed by the TGA

No specific e-cigarette product can be recommended as effective or safe for smoking cessation, according to a position statement developed by the peak body for Australian respiratory physicians.

Two young women vaping

Evidence is lacking on whether e-cigarettes are effective in helping people quit smoking and they should not be used first-line, the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) says.

Instead, smokers enquiring about using e-cigarettes for smoking cessation should be provided with information about approved medication alongside behavioural support,

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