AMA Submission to the Senate Committee on Tobacco Harm Reduction’s Inquiry into tobacco reduction strategies

18 Nov 2020

The AMA believes that the best way to reduce tobacco and e-cigarette-related harm is to reduce access to tobacco and e-cigarettes, especially for younger Australians, including by increasing funding for proven reduction strategies. The available evidence does not support the use of nicotine-containing vaping products as a smoking cessation tool. Current evidence suggests that nicotine vaping products increase the likelihood that previous non-smokers will subsequently take up tobacco smoking.