Gary Johns produced this submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into The Use and Marketing of Electronic Cigarettes and Personal Vaporisers in Australia. In it he says:
Not opening the E-cigarette market would be an act of spite on the part of those who believe that they should control any harm that consumers may choose. In this regard, I refer Members to my recent book, Your Body Belongs to the Nation: and other public health lobby errors.
The present legislation should be liberalised to allow for E-cigarettes and allied products to meet the varied needs of consumers, including tobacco smokers, who have shown that they may not move to less harmful alternatives, in the numbers hoped for, unless they are more pleasurable than tobacco.
To download the paper, click here (PDF 47kb).