If you smoke or vape nicotine, or maybe you know someone else who needs some solid advice on the matter, then this book is for you!
Vaping is the most popular and most effective aid for quitting smoking in Australia and other western countries. However, it is poorly understood.
This book dispels the myths about vaping and outlines the evidence in an easy-to-read and authoritative manner with over 400 scientific references. It also provides step-by-step advice on how to make the switch from smoking tobacco, and why vaping is controversial.
Doctor Colin Mendelsohn graduated as a doctor from the University of Sydney in 1976 with honours. He worked as a general practitioner for nearly 30 years, with a special interest in smoking cessation.
He has an interest in all aspects of smoking cessation and tobacco control with a special interest in tobacco harm reduction – helping smokers who can’t quit to switch to safer nicotine products, such as vaping.
He was a Conjoint Associate Professor in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at the University of New South Wales, Sydney from 2016-20 .
Apart from his clinical and university work, Colin has conducted hundreds of workshops and lectures around Australia and New Zealand teaching students, medical practitioners and other health professionals how to help smokers quit.
From 1987-97 he was actively involved through the University of New South Wales in researching, developing and teaching Smokescreen for the 1990s, a program for general practitioners to help smokers quit. Click here to see his current teaching schedule.