Dr M’s Book Of Truth

Posted 17th November 2021 by Dave Cross
Dr Colin Mendelsohn is one of Australia’s leading experts on smoking and vaping, recognised around the world for his sterling contributions to the debate surrounding electronic cigarettes. He has written a soon to be released book detailing “the healthy truth about vaping”, called Stop Smoking Start Vaping.

Dr Mendelsohn is the Founding Chairman of the Australian Tobacco Harm Reduction Association charity (ATHRA) and is a member of the committee that develops the Royal Australian College of GPs’ national smoking cessation guidelines.

He was a Conjoint Associate Professor in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at the University of New South Wales and works with smokers to help them quit. Colin is actively involved in research, teaching and writing about smoking and vaping.

Dr Mendelsohn is known for being committed to evidence-based medicine. He has participated in many research studies on how to quit smoking and has published many articles in peer-reviewed medical journals.

Stop Smoking Start Vaping marks Dr Mendelsohn’s attempt to directly influence smokers by delivering evidence and facts.

He says: “If you smoke or vape nicotine, this book is for you. Vaping is the most popular and most effective aid for quitting smoking in Australia and other western countries. However, it is poorly understood. This book dispels the myths about vaping and outlines the evidence in an easy-to-read and authoritative manner with over 400 scientific references. It also provides step-by-step advice on how to make the switch from smoking tobacco, and why vaping is controversial.”


The publication has received rave reviews from acknowledged experts in the field.

Former Chair of the Tobacco Advisory Group for the Royal College of Physicians, Professor John Britton said: “If you are a smoker who has tried and failed to quit, this book could be for you. Over the past decade in the UK, vaping has emerged as the most popular means to quit smoking, and one of the most effective. Vaping is controversial but can save smokers’ lives.

“This book deals with those controversies head on, and explains why, despite uncertainties over long term harms and other possible unwanted effects, vaping is one of the most powerful tools now available to help smokers quit. So, if you are a smoker, and especially a smoker who hasn’t tried vaping, read this book, and try it now.”

Queen Mary University of London’s Professor Peter Hajek, an academic responsible for work demonstrating vaping’s efficacy exceeds that of conventional quit methods, commented: “This book is a valuable resource for smokers, doctors and regulators. Smokers will get clear information on the benefits of switching to vaping and some excellent practical guidance on how to do it; doctors will learn about an important topic that is not covered in their education; and politicians and regulators will obtain some clarity about the difference between facts and ideologically motivated misinformation that has been dominating this field. The book has great potential to improve both individual and public health.”

The book will be available from 29 November for £19 on Amazon, the Book Depository, and all the usual outlets.



 Dave Cross
Article by Dave Cross
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