With recent regulations in Australia requiring a prescription to access nicotine containing electronic cigarettes or vapes (for brevity this paper uses the terms vaping), some users are attempting to abstain altogether due to reduced accessibility and /or increasing costs and information regarding the potential long-term health consequences. There are particular concerns regarding adolescent vapers who have previously acquired vapes illegally and may now manifest symptoms of withdrawals as they are unable to access vapes through their usual 'sources'.
This paper contains some strategies and resources to help smoking cessation counsellors to assess and assist vapers who are attempting to cease nicotine vaping altogether.
Bittoun, R. (2021). Managing vaping cessation: A monograph for counselling adult and adolescent vapers. ResearchOnline@Avondale. https://research.avondale.edu.au/oer_materials/1/
Appendix 2 - DiFranzas HONC adapted for vaping by Bittoun.pdf (221 kB)
Appendix 3 - Combo NRT for adult vapers.pdf (137 kB)
Appendix 4 - Bittoun NRT Algorithm Dual Smoking and Vaping.pdf (140 kB)
Appendix 5 - Bittoun NRT Algorithm Adolescent Vapers.pdf (126 kB)
Appendix 6 - Behavioural Strategies for Vapers.pdf (204 kB)
Appendices Combined File.pdf (988 kB)
Appendices Combined File