In Australia’s vaping scene, Dr Colin Mendelsohn’s prominence as a vaping advocate often proceeds him. His father and his father-in-law both succumbed to smoking-induced cancer, which is why it should come as little surprise to find that Mendelsohn wants to help smokers quit smoking. His new book, Stop Smoking Start Vaping, dives into the benefits that vaping has to smokers who make the switch while explaining how smokers can transition from smoker to vaper, leaving smoking behind them as they move forward with their new smoke-free lives.
The book, which Australians can buy on Amazon, hit shelves on 26 November 2021.
Professor John Britton, whose research focuses on smoking prevention and other avoidable causes of chronic respiratory disease, implored smokers, especially those who haven’t tried vaping, to read Mendelsohn’s book and to try vaping immediately.
“If you are a smoker, and especially a smoker who hasn’t tried vaping, read this book, and try it now.”
Dr Mendelsohn, who worked as a general practitioner for twenty-seven years, was the founding chairman of the Australian Tobacco Harm Reduction Association (ATHRA), a conjoint associator professor in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at the University of New South Wales, Sydney from 2016 to 2019, and the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles on vaping and smoking published in scientific journals.
Stop Smoking Start Vaping is 346 pages. The book’s publisher is Aurora House. Currently, the book has a 5-star rating on Amazon where it has a single review from a reviewer that calls the book “comprehensive, honest and fully supported by science and statistics” while referring to it as “a must-read for anyone considering quitting smoking”.
Switching To Vape In Australia
Aussie smokers who are ready to make the transition to vaping may not have it as easy as smokers in other countries that want to switch to vape, however, it can be done. As of the time of writing, the federal government requires Australians to obtain a prescription for vaping nicotine before they can legally buy vape products that contain nicotine. Read this guide we wrote to learn how you can obtain your nic script in Australia.
With a valid script, Aussies can purchase e-cigs and e-liquids with nicotine from overseas suppliers that sell their wares to customers in Australia. This online vape shop run by the Vaper Empire vape company stocks vape kits and e-juice with nicotine that can be ordered online and shipped to Aus. It is also legal to purchase nicotine vape from an Australian pharmacy so long as the purchaser has a valid script.
When ordering vapes and vape juices with nic from an online store, there are some rules that Australians have to follow. These rules include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Only order for personal use
- Purchase no more than a 3-month supply at a time
- Have a valid prescription
- Buy through an overseas supplier
Why Vaping Works For Some Smokers
E-cigarettes are similar in a lot of ways to conventional cigarettes, but there’s no combustion taking place when e-cigs are used. With no combustion, there’s no smoke. Instead of inhaling smoke, e-cig users inhale a vapour that’s entirely free of tar. That alone is a huge difference between vaping and smoking: no tar.
What e-cigs deliver through their vapour differs from the smoke produced by burning tobacco, however, the vapour produced by a vaping device is capable of delivering nicotine to its user. Smokers can get the nicotine that they crave through vaping while freeing themselves completely from the tar found in cigarette smoke.
Today’s vaping devices come in many different shapes and sizes. There are big ones, little ones, boxy ones, cylindrical ones, and there are those that are easy to use and those that are clearly more complicated, such as box mods. Disregarding all of the variations we see today, the somewhat standard and original format is what we now call the cig-a-like. The cig-a-like is a type of vape that mimics the look of a cigarette. Similar in shape, similar in size, the cig-a-like makes for what some believe to be an ideal starter vape for smokers who are switching to vaping.
Vaping entails inhaling and exhaling vapour produced by a vaping device. The act itself is similar to what smokers are accustomed to when they inhale and exhale smoke. While the sensation differs, there is a hard to miss similarity between the two acts.
Already Read The Book?
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