Vaping - What do Pharmacists need to know?

Australian researchers have reviewed the evidence behind nicotine vaping products as a harm reduction tool and provide advice for pharmacy staff. Pharmacists play a critical role in delivering harm reduction interventions, but not all are confident in providing guidance on the use of nicotine vaping products (NVPs), say researchers.

A recent survey conducted in Brisbane found more than one in three pharmacy staff (39%) had been asked about ‘e-cigarettes’ by their customers.

Meanwhile nearly all pharmacy staff (91%) reported that they felt uninformed and needed more information regarding the safety, efficacy and regulation of NVPs.

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Source:, viewed 13 February 2020