UNDERSTANDING E-CIGARETTES

July 31, 2015

UNDERSTANDING E-CIGARETTES

The Australian Drug Foundation has developed a handy fact sheet on E-cigarettes.  In recent years, E-cigarettes have increased in popularity globally and in Australia.  The battery operated devices can be used to inhale vapour from a disposable cartridge / capsule which could contain nicotine or other flavouring agents.  Some people use e-cigarettes to reduce the harm from smoking tobacco, however there is currently not enough research to conclusively recommend e-cigarettes for harm reduction purposes.  The lack of regulation around the manufacture of the devices has also led to concerns of possible contamination or other problems.

Go to the Australian Drug Foundation Fact Sheet "E-Cigarettes"