Pre Summit Interview

Time: 09:00 - 09:30

Date: Tuesday 7th December 2021

An exclusive interview between investigative reporter Marc Gunther and Dr Colin Mendelsohn, discussing the story and message behind Dr Mendelsohn’s new book “Stop Smoking, Start Vaping – The Healthy Truth about Vaping”.  This new book aims to dispel 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.

“Stop Smoking, Start Vaping” will publish on 29 November

Dr Colin Mendelsohn is one of Australia’s leading experts on smoking and vaping and the Founding Chairman of the Australian Tobacco Harm Reduction Association charity (ATHRA) and is a member of the committee that develops the RACGP 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, Sydney.

Marc Gunther is a veteran journalist, speaker and writer who reported on business and sustainability for many years. Since 2015, he has been writing about foundations, nonprofits, psychedelics, animal welfare, global poverty and many other things on his blog, Nonprofit Chronicles and at Medium.  His criteria for investigation includes  (1) Is it important? (2) Is it being covered well by others, i.e., do I have something to contribute? (3) Can my coverage in some way, big or small, make a difference?”


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