The peer-reviewed study by Australian academics Conjoint Associate Professor Colin Mendelsohn, Professor Wayne Hall and Professor Ron Borland was published in the scientific journal Drug and Alcohol Review today. It is the first analysis to specifically assess the potential for vaping to reduce smoking in Australia.
The study found that vaping is more effective than other quitting aids and is the most popular quitting method in most countries where it is available
However, vaping is effectively banned in Australia and vaping rates are currently very low, only 1.2% in 2016. [...]