The RACGP is grateful for the expert advice from the following content advisors who contributed to the 2021 update of the guidelines:
Professor Nicholas Zwar (Chair) – Executive Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University, Queensland
Ms Emma Dean – Health Systems Reform Manager, Quit Victoria
Associate Professor Mathew Coleman – Rural and Remote Mental Health Practice, Rural Clinical School of Western Australia, University of Western Australia
Professor Christine McDonald, Respiratory medicine and Lung Foundation, Austin Hospital Victoria
Professor Nicholas Buckley, Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Medical toxicologist, University of Sydney and NSW Health
Dr Shane Jackson, Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, ACT
A/Prof Rowena Ivers, General Practitioner with special interest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, NSW
Dr Hester Wilson, General Practitioner with special interest in Addiction Medicine, NSW
Mr William Parry, Assistant Director, Tobacco Control Section, Australian Government Department of Health
Ms Belinda Nowland, Tobacco Control and Other Dugs Branch, Australian Government Department of Health
Ms Emily Tadros, Tobacco Control and Other Drugs Branch, Australian Government Department of Health
Ms Jenny Francis, Principal Legal and Policy Adviser, Regulatory Legal Services, Health Products Regulation Group, Australian Government Department of Health
Ms Winnie Yong, Health Writer, Indelible Healthcare Communications, New South Wales
Technical support and evidence summaries
Professor Emily Banks, Public Health, NCEPH, Australian National University, ACT
Dr Amelia Yazidjoglou, Public Health, NCEPH, Australian National University, ACT
Dr Cathy Day, Research Manager, NCEPH, Australian National University, ACT
Disclosure of interests
Professor Nicholas Zwar has previously provided expert advice on smoking cessation education programs to Pfizer Pty Ltd and GlaxoSmithKline Australia Pty Ltd, and has received support to attend smoking cessation conferences. However, he has no interests to declare in the last five years. He is currently co-chair of the Australian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Smoking Cessation Special Interest Group.
Ms Emma Dean is employed by Quit / Cancer Council Victoria, which delivers the not-for-profit Quitline service in Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory. Emma represented Alfred Health at an Exchange Summit in 2018 which was supported by Pfizer however she did not personally receive an honorarium.
Associate Professor Mathew Coleman is a consultant psychiatrist and RANZCP Fellow. He has received an honorarium from Pfizer to present at a Smoking Cessation Summit in 2019.
Professor Christine McDonald declared no conflicting interests.
Professor Nicholas Buckley declared no conflicting interests.
Dr Shane Jackson is a community pharmacy owner.
A/Prof Rowena Ivers declared no conflicting interests.
Dr Hester Wilson declared no conflicting interests.
Mr William Parry declared no conflicting interests.
Ms Belinda Nowland declared no conflicting interests.
Ms Emily Tadros declared no conflicting interests.
Ms Jenny Francis declared no conflicting interests.
Stakeholder consultation process
The RACGP undertook a targeted consultation process for updating advice on nicotine vaping products. The Expert Advisory Group gratefully acknowledges the expert reviewers and representatives from the organisations who contributed scholarly feedback:
Australian Commonwealth Government Departments of Health
Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Branch
Therapeutic Goods Administration
Pharmacological & Special Access Branch
State Departments of Health
Victorian Government, Department of Health
Tasmanian Government, Department of Health
Non-Governmentt & Not- for-Profit Organisations
Consumer Health Forum of Australia
National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
MDA National – mutual Medical Defence Organisation
Avant Medical Indemnity Insurance
MIPS – Medical Indemnity Protection Society
MIGA – Medical Insurance Group Australia
Medical Colleges & Societies
Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine
Pharmaceutical Society Australia
Royal Australian College of Physicians
Australian College of Nursing
Australian Medical Association
Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
Feedback on the use of nicotine vaping products among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
Dr Sophie Dwyer, Public Health Registrar, NACCHO, ACT
Dr Michelle Kennedy, NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow, Thurru Indigenous Health Unit, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle
Professor David Thomas, Head, Tobacco Control Research, Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University
Other individual feedback
Professor Chris Bullen, Professor of Public Health, National Institute for Health Innovation, School of Population Health, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, The University of Auckland, NZ.