John McVeigh

Federal Member for Groom
Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government

John McVeigh MP

Community

FAQ - E-cigarettes

Monday, 26 February 2018

The Turnbull Government respects and takes the advice of independent medical experts when we develop health policy.

All products making therapeutic claims – including those claims to help people quit smoking are required to be authorised by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and no e-cigarettes have been approved by the independent TGA as smoking cessation aids.

The Coalition Government stands behind the advice of medical experts and we hope that this is a bi-partisan approach.

We will continue to take a precautionary approach to e-cigarettes and will continue to monitor emerging evidence regarding their safety, role in smoking cessation and concerns around take-up by non-smokers.

Through the work of the National Health and Medical Research Council, the Government has funded eight grants and committed nearly $6.5 million in funding for research into e-cigarettes.

It is important that e-cigarette regulation takes a comprehensive, precautionary, evidence –based and proportionate approach that can be adapted as new evidence emerges.


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