Prescribed nicotine vaping items are small battery-operated devices that heat a liquid to create an aerosol (often referred to as vapour), which is then inhaled, simulating the act of smoking.
In this respect, they vary from cigarettes in that they do not produce “smoke” by burning organic materials such as tobacco and paper. E-cigarettes are electronic cigarettes that heat a nicotine-laced liquid like the nicotine vape products by Smokefree Clinic and are used as a smoking substitute.
The act of using a prescribed nicotine vaping device is called ‘vaping,’ and they are designed to be used similarly to traditional cigarettes, helping to maintain the social and habitual components of smoking that many smokers are accustomed to.
Some larger devices require the user to manually fill/re-fill various settings according to their specific preferences. These devices are designed for experienced vapers and may generate enormous vapour clouds when configured to high power levels.
On the other hand, some smaller devices come pre-filled with nicotine e-liquid, with pre-programmed settings, and are ready to use right out of the box. Closed-system devices are what they are called. Closed system devices use a nicotine salt and operate at a low, pre-set power setting, delivering more effective nicotine administration while producing fewer vapours.
What is the mechanism behind them?
A battery is used to heat a coil element in nicotine vaping goods. A cotton wick saturated with nicotine e-liquid is placed into the coil. The e-liquid is heated by the coil, which produces an aerosol or vapour. In most situations, nicotine is delivered to the body through inhalation.
Because there is no combustion (burning), no smoke is produced, unlike cigarettes. However, many of the poisons discovered in burning tobacco are produced by the act of combustion. The primary cause of smoking-related sickness is inhaling the smoke produced by tobacco combustion.
What exactly is e-liquid?
A nicotine vaping product’s liquid (e-liquid) contains the following ingredients:
Nicotine (either freebase or nicotine salt), propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, and flavourings.
Nicotine is the addictive component found most commonly in tobacco products, and it has been successfully used in nicotine replacement treatments (NRTs) such as patches, gums, and lozenges for decades. The main cause of smoking-related disease is not nicotine. 1
Propylene glycol is a prevalent constituent in many packaged foods, pharmaceuticals, and over-the-counter NRT products.
Vegetable glycerin is a major constituent in pharmaceutical treatments such as heart medications, cough cures, and anaesthetics and is widely utilised in the food, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical sectors.
What is the purpose of a prescription?
The Australian government will enact new nicotine vaping product laws on October 1, 2021. Except with a doctor’s prescription to quit smoking, these regulations will make importing, selling, and possessing nicotine-containing goods illegal.
Following significant consultation with leading medical and public health organisations, the government decided to regulate these. While these organisations recognised that adult smokers could benefit from access to prescription nicotine vaping goods to help them quit smoking, they were concerned about the uptake of vaping by adolescents if these items were readily available at general retail.
Existing vapers and smokers who want to stop smoking can still use nicotine vape products by Smokefree Clinic or others available in the market permitted under the new laws. Australian people can purchase and use nicotine vaping goods to quit smoking when authorised by a medical expert as a smoking cessation therapy.