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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.


This monograph and associated appendices below are made available with the permission of the author.

Fact Sheets now available include:

Nicotine: The Basics

Nicotine: The Heart and the Cardiovascular System

Nicotine and the Lungs

Nicotine and the Brain