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Nicotine in electronic cigarette fluid: importation pathways to unequal harm

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The Australian Government recently walked away from changes to the importation of nicotine-containing electronic cigarette fluids, originally due to come into force on 1 January 2021. Additionally, the Therapeutic Goods Administration is in the process of rescheduling nicotine for use in e-fluids. We are concerned that the 270 000 daily vapers in Australia will purchase high concentrations of nicotine (���100 mg/mL) for mixing with nicotine-free locally purchased e-fluids, which is a pathway of increased relative harm. We would like to see regulation of these products to limit the maximum concentration of nicotine, ensure appropriate child-resistant containers and compulsory labelling for all nicotine-containing e-fluid bottles.

Publication Date


  • 2021

Citation


  • Morgan, J., Jones, A., & Kelso, C. (2021). Nicotine in electronic cigarette fluid: importation pathways to unequal harm. Internal Medicine Journal, 51(7), 1156-1159. doi:10.1111/imj.15412

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85110431534

Start Page


  • 1156

End Page


  • 1159

Volume


  • 51

Issue


  • 7

Place Of Publication


Abstract


  • The Australian Government recently walked away from changes to the importation of nicotine-containing electronic cigarette fluids, originally due to come into force on 1 January 2021. Additionally, the Therapeutic Goods Administration is in the process of rescheduling nicotine for use in e-fluids. We are concerned that the 270 000 daily vapers in Australia will purchase high concentrations of nicotine (���100 mg/mL) for mixing with nicotine-free locally purchased e-fluids, which is a pathway of increased relative harm. We would like to see regulation of these products to limit the maximum concentration of nicotine, ensure appropriate child-resistant containers and compulsory labelling for all nicotine-containing e-fluid bottles.

Publication Date


  • 2021

Citation


  • Morgan, J., Jones, A., & Kelso, C. (2021). Nicotine in electronic cigarette fluid: importation pathways to unequal harm. Internal Medicine Journal, 51(7), 1156-1159. doi:10.1111/imj.15412

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85110431534

Start Page


  • 1156

End Page


  • 1159

Volume


  • 51

Issue


  • 7

Place Of Publication