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Smoking remains Australia’s most important long term public health issue. After control of COVID has become more secure and stable, attention will once again return to trying to reduce deaths, disease and costs of smoking by reducing the number of smokers and the damage to smokers and bystanders from inhaling tobacco smoke. Lower smoking rates will in time translate to reduced healthcare expenditure. Making it easier for smokers to switch to vaping nicotine will accelerate the decline in Australia’s smoking rate while also reducing the harm from inhaling deadly tobacco smoke. [...]