Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorWylie, Carol
dc.contributor.authorHeffernan, Aaron
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Jared A
dc.contributor.authorCairns, Rose
dc.contributor.authorLynch, Ann-Maree
dc.contributor.authorRobinson, Jeff
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-02T00:51:22Z
dc.date.available2019-09-02T00:51:22Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn0025-729X
dc.identifier.doi10.5694/mja2.12032
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/386831
dc.description.abstractThe popularity of e‐cigarettes has increased in Australia since they first became available as smoking cessation tools; an estimated 1.3% of the New South Wales population used them in 2015, and as many as 8.4% had experimented with them.1 E‐cigarettes have been recommended by Public Health England and the Royal College of Physicians as safe smoking cessation tools.2, 3 In Australia, a prescription is required for legally importing nicotine‐containing e‐cigarettes.4 The safety of these products for users and the risks for members of their households have not been established. Imported products may not conform to Australian standards, including having child‐resistant closures and appropriate labelling, and refill bottles containing highly concentrated nicotine solutions — one millilitre of which can be lethal if ingested by a child — can be purchased online. We undertook a retrospective analysis of calls to Australian Poisons Information Centres (PICs) during 2009–2016. PICs play a valuable role as health care sentinels when new products such as e‐cigarettes are introduced. Our study was exempted from formal ethics approval by the Children's Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service Human Research Ethics Committee.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherWiley
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom126
dc.relation.ispartofpageto126
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalMedical Journal of Australia
dc.relation.ispartofvolume210
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1103
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject.keywordsMedicine, General & Internal
dc.subject.keywordsGeneral & Internal Medicine
dc.subject.keywordsEmergency services
dc.titleExposures to e-cigarettes and their refills: calls to Australian Poisons Information Centres, 2009-2016
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC2 - Articles (Other)
dcterms.bibliographicCitationWylie, C; Heffernan, A; Brown, JA; Cairns, R; Lynch, A-M; Robinson, J, Exposures to e-cigarettes and their refills: calls to Australian Poisons Information Centres, 2009-2016, Medical Journal of Australia, 2019, 210 (3), pp. 126-126
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-08-20
dc.date.updated2019-08-31T19:34:57Z
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorHeffernan, Aaron J.


Files in this item

FilesSizeFormatView

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

  • Journal articles
    Contains articles published by Griffith authors in scholarly journals.

Show simple item record