ATHRA Supporter newsletter, May 2019

    Reducing the harm from smoking

    ATHRA Supporter Newsletter

    May 2019

    Hi all,

    Aussie Vape Day

    The first ever Aussie Vape Day on 30 May 2019 is fast approaching. We want to raise awareness of vaping and encourage as many smokers as possible to make the switch to this lifesaving alternative and we want your help! will be live from mid-May and will provide a range of resources for adult smokers, such as the following videos:

    • The health benefits of vaping vs smoking, narrated by celebrity vaper Joe Hildebrand
    • A video by ATHRA Chairman Colin on how to switch to vaping
    • Video testimonials from vapers, including an eminent Sydney QC who is a strong supporter.

    Other resources include

    • 10 FAQs on vaping. The commonest questions asked by vapers with answers by leading international experts and organisations
    • A handout for beginners on how to make the switch: Switching to vaping in 5 easy steps
    • Personal stories of vapers who have switched from smoking

    There will be a free sausage-sizzle launch event in Sydney organised by Legalise Vaping. All vapers, smokers and the media are welcome. Come along to show your solidarity. More details to follow.

    There will also be other media activities and social media promotion.

    Help for doctors to prescribe nicotine

    ATHRA has prepared a detailed instruction sheet for GPs on how to write a nicotine prescription and has other resources for doctors wising to assist. We can forward these to doctors if requested.

    We are compiling a list of doctors willing to see smokers in person, to advise them on quitting and provide nicotine prescriptions if appropriate. Prescribing nicotine is completely legal as long as it is done following the standard rules of good medical practice.

    What you can do?

    • Ask your GP if he or she is willing to be on our prescriber list. Please send us the details and we will contact them. Click here to email us.
    • Please make a donation to the campaign on our GoFundMe page. No donation is too small and all donations are tax-deductible. Find out why other people are donating on our blog here.
    • Consider organising a launch event in your town or city. Bring out the barbie and invite along your smoking friends to find out more about how vaping can help them to quit lethal cigarettes. Let us know how we can help.
    • Promote Aussie Vape Day through social media and your networks and encourage all adult smokers who can’t quit with conventional treatments to give it a try.
    Click here to donate to the Aussie Vape Day 2019 campaign

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