E-cigarettes are now widely available in Australia and some people may find them useful to quit smoking.
But many people may not know what they are or how they work, which can cause confusion.
The Australian Medical Association (AMA) is urging people to think carefully about the products they are using.
The AMA says it has been unable to make a clear and accurate classification of the products available on the market, and recommends users avoid mixing nicotine with other ingredients.
The main ingredient in the e-cigarette, nicotine, is not banned under the Medicines Act.
The two ingredients are listed separately in the act.
Nicotine is not considered a controlled substance in Australia.
The act states that it may be sold as tobacco cigarettes, but that it is illegal to sell it in the same form as tobacco.
Some states, including NSW, are now banning the sale of e-liquids containing nicotine in tobacco cigarettes.
The Act also says that e-liquid containing nicotine is illegal.
Nicotine-free products are available on some sites, but not others.
It is unclear what the rules are on other products, and how they might be affected by legislation.
“What we are calling for is that people who use e-juice in their vaping devices do not mix it with any other ingredients such as flavouring, sweeteners or other additives that may contain nicotine, as these may have a direct effect on health,” AMA spokesperson Sarah White said.
“E-cigarettes do not contain nicotine and are not intended to be used as smoking cessation aids or substitutes.”
In NSW, the act says it is unlawful for anyone to sell or supply an e-cig, or to mix it into tobacco cigarettes for that matter.
“The act does not specifically provide for e-cigs to be sold in the public,” she said.
However, the State Government has indicated that it will allow some people to sell e-vapor products.
In Victoria, a spokesman for the Victorian Government said: “We have been working closely with the Australian Medicines Advisory Council on e-smoking and will soon be introducing an additional e-product that is completely nicotine-free, as a result of extensive testing and safety testing.””
I expect that these regulations will ensure that these products remain available in NSW, as well as ensuring the safety of consumers.”
In Victoria, a spokesman for the Victorian Government said: “We have been working closely with the Australian Medicines Advisory Council on e-smoking and will soon be introducing an additional e-product that is completely nicotine-free, as a result of extensive testing and safety testing.”
The e-smoker is not a regulated substance in Victoria and will not be regulated in the future.
“The Health Minister has confirmed that the Victorian government will allow vaping products to be offered as e-creams, but this will be a separate category from tobacco products.
There are also rules about the marketing of e ‘cigs’ in the state.
Victoria’s Health Department has also advised people to keep a close eye on their e-cart.
It recommends using an electronic device that has a clear display, has a switch or an integrated heating element, and has a removable lid.