NHMRC CEO Statement: Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes)

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DS13A, DS13
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No - PDF only
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Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes, also known as electronic nicotine delivery systems, electronic non-nicotine delivery systems, or ‘ENDS’) are battery operated devices that heat a liquid (called ‘e-liquid') to produce a vapour that users inhale.  

On 3 April 2017, the CEO of NHMRC issued an updated CEO Statement on electronic cigarettes, to assist consumers and policy-makers in understanding the current evidence about the safety and efficacy of electronic cigarettes. The 2017 CEO Statement replaces the previous CEO Statement (issued on 25 March 2015), to reflect recently published evidence.