Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Ozzie Gubmint basically says No to Vaping!

The yokels in charge of management 'down under' have seen fit to make it near impossible to cut out the cancer sticks by means of ecigs:
On Friday 19 June 2020, the Therapeutic Good Administration (TGA) announced a crackdown on the importation of vaping products for personal use. If an individual orders nicotine vape liquid or nicotine-containing e-cigarettes from abroad, they will face fines up to $220, 000 — regardless of whether they have a valid prescription. From 1 July 2020, the Australian Border Force will be enforcing this new regulation and will seize any nicotine vape liquid they find entering Australia.
If a smoker wishes to vape nicotine for the purpose of quitting smoking, they must first attempt every other method because nicotine vaping is considered an “unapproved method.” They then must receive a prescription from an authorised physician.
So while actual cancer inducing cigarettes and cigars remain for sale in Ozzie, eliquid based nicotine harm reduction products have just been made a lot harder to obtain!

Planet of the vapes.

2 comments:

  1. $220k fine? For e-cigs? Unbelievavble.

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    1. I know, apparently they don't do things by half, over there...

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