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Dr Attila Danko
Nicovape’s Medical Director
Dr Danko has joined the Nicovape team as Medical Director to help make effective e-cigarettes legally and widely available in Australia for the first time.
Dr Danko has been in clinical practice for almost 20 years, initially in General Practice and then in Emergency Medicine. He was a smoker for over 30 years, and only managed to finally give up in 2014 with the assistance of e-cigarettes. He understands how hard it can be to give up smoking, and believes that all reasonable options to quit should be legally and conveniently accessible, especially if all other methods have failed. Concerned by practical implications of the severe restrictions in Australia of accesing e-cigarettes, he joined Nicovape to help provide Australian smokers with legal access to these potentially lifesaving products.
“Australian smoking rates have stagnated in recent years, and in some states have actually increased, so it’s time for a new approach through Nicovape’s ground breaking e-health platform and groundbreaking iNRT products. We have combined the most effective e-cigarette product available on the market with an online prescription service; the first fully legal offering under Australian law. These are very different e-cigarette devices to the big cloud producing types often associated with vaping. They are small and discreet, only produce a small wisp of vapour, are manufactured to the highest quality standards possible, and are the safest, most effective option available. They are extremely easy to use, no fiddling with refilling or replacing coils, just pop in a pod and go. They also deliver highly effective amounts of nicotine fast, just like a cigarette, to adequately satisfy the cravings and fight off relapse, but without the serious health concerns associated with inhaling smoke and tar.”
Dr Danko believes that these products can be used with confidence by Australian smokers who haven’t been able to quit using existing methods. Even by smokers who have given vaping a go before without success, he advises they should give e-cigarettes another try using the new Nicovape products which use their vastly more effective Nicotine-Salt technology.
In his capacity as Nicovape’s Medical Director, he plans to educate Australian doctors on the potential benefits e-cigarettes can provide to public health, and hopes many will join him in recommending Nicovape products to their patients who haven’t been able to quit using existing methods, now that a much safer, and legal alternative is available.