trash80 ,

Australia will ban imports of disposable vapes in January, the Health Minister said on Tuesday, the first step in a crackdown aimed at curbing the growing popularity of these nicotine-filled devices with young people.

I don’t really understand why young people using tobacco is fine, but vaping is not.

autumn ,
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from what i understand, vaping is much easier to get into due to the taste/smell. so neither is good for anyone, but cigarettes are seen as gross and the companies that make vaping products have tricked teens into thinking that they’re safe.

trash80 ,

the companies that make vaping products have tricked teens into thinking that they’re safe

It seems to me that restrictions should be placed on marketing and violations of those restrictions should be punished accordingly. Cracking down on vaping won’t prevent something similar from happening in the future.

autumn ,
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that is what they’re doing.

“These are the vapes that have pink unicorns on them, bubblegum flavouring, disguised in order for them to hide them in their pencil cases,” Butler told a news conference.

To ensure the bans don’t limit access for smokers looking to quit, doctors and nurses will be given expanded powers in January to prescribe therapeutic vapes where clinically appropriate.

But therapeutic vapes will be restricted from using flavours, have limited nicotine levels and be sold in pharmaceutical packaging under new rules to be introduced next year, with a transition period for manufacturers to comply.

trash80 ,

Wouldn’t it make more sense to broadly regulate how recreational or intoxicating substances are marketed instead of playing whack-a-mole with piecemeal regulation every time a new problem pops up?

CalicoJack ,

If it’s anything like how the US deals with these things: tobacco is heavily taxed, vaping is taxed far less. They don’t give a shit who uses nicotine, just that they do so in a profitable way.

altima_neo ,
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I think it’s specifically the disposable ones, because they contain a lithium battery/capacitor in them

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Click here to see the summarySYDNEY, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Australia will ban imports of disposable vapes in January, the Health Minister said on Tuesday, the first step in a crackdown aimed at curbing the growing popularity of these nicotine-filled devices with young people. The legislative package will also include a total A$75 million in extra funding for the Australian Border Force and the Therapeutic Goods Administration to enforce the new rules. “These are the vapes that have pink unicorns on them, bubblegum flavouring, disguised in order for them to hide them in their pencil cases,” Butler told a news conference. First flagged in August, the reforms aim to curb the device’s popularity in response to research showing the potential for long-term harm. To ensure the bans don’t limit access for smokers looking to quit, doctors and nurses will be given expanded powers in January to prescribe therapeutic vapes where clinically appropriate. But therapeutic vapes will be restricted from using flavours, have limited nicotine levels and be sold in pharmaceutical packaging under new rules to be introduced next year, with a transition period for manufacturers to comply. — Saved 40% of original text.

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