The letter to Minister for Health and Aged Care the Hon. Mark Butler MP was sent earlier this week and addressed serious issues with the current Nicotine Vaping Products (NVP) regulations.
In the letter Professor Robson outlined the health risks associated with vaping, which is increasing among adolescents and young adults and is a gateway to cigarette smoking. Vaping can also cause harmful effects such as seizures, nicotine poisoning and E-cigarette Associated Lung Injury.
Professor Robson said the long-term health impacts are not yet known and said legislation enacted on 1 October last year needed to be made stronger.