Vaping Special with John Safran and Vaping Experts

Sunday, 16 February 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Nicotine and vaping in Australia

Where's the smoke?

Documentary maker and author John Safran has turned his attention to vaping in Australia. He's currently research a book into the state of vaping and joins us on Enpsychedelia to share some of his research so far, and to hear updates from experts and community members.


Dr. Colin Mendelsohn - Australian Tobacco Harm Reduction Association

Colin is a Conjoint Associate Professor in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. He was a general practitioner for 27 years and now works as a Tobacco Treatment Specialist helping smokers to quit. He has a special interest in the use of less harmful alternatives to smoked tobacco for smokers who are unable to quit (tobacco harm reduction).

He is a member of the Expert Advisory Group that develops the Australian national smoking cessation guidelines and is past Vice President of the Australian Association of Smoking Cessation Professionals, Australia’s peak body for experts in the field of smoking cessation.

Colin is actively involved in teaching health professionals and research in smoking cessation and has published widely in the field.

For more information, visit his website at

Brian Marlow - Legalise Vaping Australia

Brian Marlow is Legalise Vaping Australia’s Campaign Director.

Legalise Vaping Australia was formed in 2017 as a joint initiative of MyChoice Australia and the Australian Taxpayers' Alliance, as a unique grassroots advocacy and activist organisation. Legalise Vaping Australia is dedicated to campaigning for the legalisation and risk proportionate regulation of vaping and e-cigarettes across Australia.

While we all know the best way to eliminate harm caused by smoking is to quit smoking completely, for those who are unable to quit, moving to smoke-free products provides an opportunity for better health and an improved life.

E-cigarettes and vapes are endorsed by the National Health Service in the United Kingdom and Public Health England as being a better alternative to smoking and more effective for smoking cessation than nicotine-replacement therapy. Legalise Vaping Australia and its community of supporters are working to legalise vaping in Australia, ensuring Australian smokers have access to these less-harmful devices.

The Legalise Vaping Australia campaign is funded by supporters via donations and sales of campaign merchandise. We have not and we will not accept funds from the tobacco industry.

Along with the help of experts and leading researchers, the Legalise Vaping Australia team is engaged with key politicians across Australia and across the political spectrum to find the right regulatory balance that ensures these products are available to all Australian smokers who are trying to quit.