'Duty of care': Why this GP is reluctantly writing online nicotine scripts

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A GP says she is “reluctantly” writing online scripts for the nicotine used in e-cigarettes because she owes a “duty of care” to smokers.

Dr Karen Counter has joined New Zealand-owned vaping company Nicovape, which allows users to obtain a script for nicotine via a website without seeing a doctor face-to-face.

Patients are asked to answer questions covering their medical and smoking history. Their answers are

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