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We’ve had a ‘quit or die approach’ to smoking, but there is another way says expert

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A tobacco treatment specialist says Australia has always had a ‘quit or die’ approach to smoking, but vaping offers an alternative.

The Federal government has backed down on their stance against e-cigarettes, which Health Minister Greg Hunt once said would not be legalised - ‘not on his watch.’

Changing attitudes towards vaping within in the Liberal Party has forced the Health Minister to change his tune, and order studies into the effectiveness of vaping.

Colin Mendolsohn is an Associate Professor at University of NSW, and the Chair of the Australian Tobacco Harm Reduction Association. He joins Brian Carlton this morning to discuss the government’s back down, and what needs to be done next.

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