Author: Dr. David Busby

Key takeaways NRT products are available over-the-counter Prescribed medications and NVPs require a doctor’s prescription Pharmacy NVPs are medically supported, unlike illegal vapes Consult a stop-smoking GP for personalized advice Quitting smoking has become a lot easier in the last few decades. Going cold turkey, ‘cutting down’, or chewing a toothpick were the only choices motivated smokers had back in the old days. Today, there are nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products and nicotine vaping products (NVPs) to help you cruise past your withdrawal symptoms and stop smoking for good.With so many options, it’s natural for motivated smokers to wonder what smoking…

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Key takeaways Smoking’s dangers are well-known today Tobacco was once believed beneficial. Smokefree environments and ciggie taxes help quitting. Teen vaping has increased, posing health risks. Australian government has clamped down on illegal vaping. It’s a well-known fact that smoking is dangerous to your health. Back in the 14th century, people believed that tobacco chewing and smoking fended off many mental and physical diseases, but as science has discovered, it’s completely the opposite.In today’s post, we look at the data and facts that the world has discovered about tobacco and smoking and why everyone who’s still on the ciggies should…

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Key takeaways Fines for vaping in non-smoking areas. Non-pharmacy vaping products illegal since 1 March 2024. Vaping on planes, in vehicles, indoors incurs penalties. Schools can issue suspensions for vaping. Government primarily targets sellers, not individuals. Like smoking, is there a fine for vaping in Australia? Does it work the same way as smoking in a plane, public area, or a school? Most assume this is the case – after all, people who use nicotine vaping products (NVPs) are directed to smoking areas allotted in various commercial, entertainment, and public spaces.In today’s post, we’ll talk about the possible fines for vaping…

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Key takeaways Only illegal vapes are banned in WA Low-quality vapes banned; high-quality vapes readily available Illegal vapes pose health risks, especially to young people. Regulations ensure high-quality pharmacy vapes aid smoking cessation. Vaping laws aim to curb illegal sales to non-smokers You’ve probably heard quite a lot on the news recently, which can all be a little confusing.So, are vapes getting banned in Western Australia? The short answer is: no, they aren’t.The poor quality products imported by criminal gangs for profit are being restricted, but responsible high-quality vapes are actually becoming much more widespread.Let’s dive into this a bit…

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Key takeaways Smoking raises heart rate due to adrenaline. Nicotine stimulates adrenal glands, raising adrenaline levels. Effects include rapid heart rate, tachycardia, heart strain, hypertension Quitting smoking improves heart health significantly. Work with a GP to quit smoking effectively. If you’ve once asked, “why does smoking raise my heart rate,” it’s because your adrenaline levels increase with every hit.Nicotine, although relatively harmless on its own, is a highly addictive chemical that stimulates your adrenal glands and raises your adrenaline levels. This can temporarily raise your heart rate above the average.In this post, we’ll learn everything about smoking and how it…

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Key takeaways Smoker’s lungs heal after quitting smoking. Recovery takes about a year or more. Cilia regrow to clear tar and toxins. Short-term effects include improved circulation, breathing. Long-term recovery includes improved lung function. If you’ve been smoking for decades, you can bet your lungs aren’t in good shape. You’re probably breathing a lot harder after heading up a flight of stairs or struggling with a cough that just won’t go away.While you may think the damage is done and your lungs won’t get better, they will if you stop smoking – just not by tomorrow or the end of…

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Key takeaways March 2024: Ban of non-prescribed NVPs started in Queensland Low quality NVPs sold outside pharmacies now illegal Legal NVPs available from 2,200 pharmacies nationwide Prescription required for buying pharmacy NVPs New NVP regulations focus on smoking cessation You’ve likely heard that Queensland has cracked down on non-therapeutic nicotine vaping products (NVPs) – the unregulated ones sold by criminal parties in nearly every convenience store and tobacconist.So, are vapes getting banned in Queensland? No, they aren’t.Let’s delve into this below.An Expanding, Illegal Vape Market Let’s jump back into a bit of history.Vaping arrived in Australia around 2007 where it found…

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Key takeaways Non-prescribed vapes banned on 1 March 2024 New South Wales has responsible NVPs from pharmacies Nicotine prescriptions needed for buying pharmacy NVPs Only illegal NVPs sold outside from pharmacies banned Clearer pathway to reliable NVPs with regulation As you’ve likely heard in the media, there’s a nationwide crackdown on illegal vapes. These are the vapes you can see displayed in tobacconists and convenience stores.So, you might have asked, are vapes banned in New South Wales? Importantly, can I still purchase and use vaping products? Here’s everything you need to know.The Growing Harm of the Unregulated Vaping MarketLet’s jump back…

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Key takeaways 1 March 2024: Non-prescribed vapes banned in Victoria Illegal vapes have dangerous chemicals, high nicotine. Nicotine prescription required for purchasing NVPs. Legal vapes available from pharmacies for quitting. Over 2,200 pharmacies in Australia stock NVPs. You’ve probably heard the news about a vaping ban on all non-therapeutic nicotine vaping products (NVPs) in the country. To answer the question, “are vapes banned in Victoria?,” only non-prescription vapes not sold through pharmacies are being banned. These are the typical vapes you’ve mostly seen in groceries and convenience stores, and they’re being banned for very good reason.Here’s all that you need to…

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Key takeaways NVPs sold outside pharmacies illegal in South Australia since 1 March 2024 Illegal vapes have dangerous chemicals, high nicotine. Legal vapes available from pharmacies for cessation. Nicotine prescription required for purchasing pharmacy NVPs. Over 2,200 pharmacies in Australia stock NVPs. With all of the media chatter and confusion recently you may be wondering, “are vapes banned in South Australia?“.In a nutshell, no, but with some caveats – only non-prescribed nicotine vaping products (NVPs) sold outside a pharmacy are banned in South Australia, and the entire country for that matter.If you’re wondering about the vape ban in South Australia…

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