Professor Colin Mendelsohn is a Tobacco Treatment Specialist. He helps smokers to quit smoking, teaches health professionals, writes articles on smoking, and is involved in a range of other smoking-related projects. He teaches medical and Masters students at the University of New South Wales. He is also a visiting lecturer at the University of Technology (UTS). He is also the chairman of the health promotion charity, Australian Tobacco Harm Reduction Association (ATHRA), and has published many articles in peer-reviewed medical journals.
• Vaping is an effective aid for smoking cessation.
• Vaping is legal only with a prescription for nicotine.
• Vaping has health and economic benefits to patients compared with smoking.