The Federal Government plans to starve the vaping industry, in an effort to stop children from accessing the product. That’s according to Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters.
The first stage of the Federal Government’s vaping reform, which bans the importation of disposable single-use vapes, came into place on January 1st. The changes aim to protect young Australians from the harms of vaping and nicotine dependence.
Chesters says the marketing of vapes is a major issue and the ban will target the distributors.
From the 1st of January, vapes will only be allowed to be imported as a prescription as a part of a Quit program. In addition to the ban, the Federal Government has committed $29.5 million towards specialised quit services and the Quit Centre.
Chesters says the use of vapes by young people is a major concern throughout the community.