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Australia introduced a crackdown on e-cigarette gross sales in an effort to cut back the rising variety of youth vapers and reclaim its position as a world chief within the struggle in opposition to tobacco.

The nation, which a decade ago turned the primary on the planet to introduce plain packaging of tobacco merchandise, now plans to eradicate leisure vaping merchandise, together with people who don’t comprise nicotine.

“Vaping was bought to governments and communities all over the world as a therapeutic product to assist long-term people who smoke give up,” Well being Minister Mark Butler stated Tuesday. “It was not bought as a leisure product — particularly not one for our children.”

Australia already bans the sale of vaping merchandise to youngsters, and adults want a prescription to entry nicotine-based vaping merchandise. However the guidelines are hardly ever enforced, with some vape-makers labeling their merchandise as “nicotine-free” even when they don’t seem to be. Research means that Australian youngsters can buy nicotine-based vape products relatively easily from comfort shops and gasoline stations with out producing proof of age.

The Australian Affiliation of Comfort Shops, whose members embrace several major tobacco companies, on Tuesday described the federal government efforts to ban leisure vaping as “doomed to fail.” It has beforehand accused Butler of blaming its members for “his failing” to clamp down on the black marketplace for vaping merchandise.

Rochelle, a 29-year-old girl who began vaping two or three years in the past, purchased an e-cigarette from a tobacconist and present store close to downtown Melbourne on Tuesday. She spoke on the situation that her full title not be used as a result of she didn’t have a prescription to legally buy a nicotine-based vape.

She stated she had switched from smoking cigarettes within the hope that vapes would assist her give up nicotine. “However I’m far more addicted now,” she stated. “If I’m actually harassed then I do it quite a bit, or in any other case, simply all through the day.”

A Washington Submit reporter later noticed a boy enter the shop and depart with a vape that he had simply purchased. The boy, who spoke on the situation of anonymity as a result of he was not legally permitted to buy nicotine merchandise, stated he was 17. The particular person behind the store counter denied that the shop’s vapes contained nicotine and stated the boy had lied about his age.

Youth vaping can be a serious public health problem in the US. A latest examine by the Meals and Drug Administration and the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention discovered greater than 2.5 million adolescents have been e-cigarette customers in 2022, with most choosing flavored, disposable merchandise.

Kids are flocking to flavored, disposable e-cigarettes, study finds

Anti-vaping advocates have referred to as for regulators to ban flavored e-cigarettes and step up enforcement in opposition to unlawful merchandise, and criticized the FDA for being too lax in opposition to firms that flout the foundations. The company ordered one widespread model, Juul, to take its merchandise off the market final 12 months, citing security issues. That order was frozen after Juul challenged the FDA in court docket.

Beneath the proposed Australian modifications, disposable e-cigarettes and nonprescription vape imports will likely be banned. On the similar time, the federal government will make it simpler for folks to get a prescription for therapeutic use, to assist conventional cigarette people who smoke give up. Regulators will even introduce high quality requirements for vapes, proscribing flavors, colours and different elements. Merchandise will likely be bought solely in medicine-like packaging.

On the Melbourne retailer on Tuesday, single-use vapes have been out there behind the counter in colourful plastic packaging. A laminated menu sat on the counter with an inventory of flavors, sizes and costs for patrons to select from.

“Identical to they did with smoking, Massive Tobacco has taken one other addictive product, wrapped it in shiny packaging and added flavors to create a brand new era of nicotine addicts,” Butler stated in his speech.

“It is a product focused at our children, bought alongside [candy] and chocolate bars,” he stated, including that vape-makers had exploited the “greatest loophole in Australian historical past.”

Whereas many well being consultants welcomed the transfer to clamp down on youth vaping, some warned of potential unintended penalties if the rules drive folks towards conventional cigarettes, or make it more durable for people who smoke to entry therapeutic merchandise. Australia has efficiently decreased youth smoking during the last decade, with simply 7 p.c of youths smoking every day in 2022, down from 16.5 percent a decade in the past.

“The federal government’s strategy is an extension of the warfare on medication to nicotine, however not like the warfare on medication, they’re leaving probably the most dangerous kind, smoking, available,” stated Ron Borland, an knowledgeable in well being conduct on the College of Melbourne. “The warfare on medication failed. It’s seemingly that this coverage will fail additionally.”

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Australia introduced a crackdown on e-cigarette gross sales in an effort to cut back the rising variety of youth vapers and reclaim its position as a world chief within the struggle in opposition to tobacco.

The nation, which a decade ago turned the primary on the planet to introduce plain packaging of tobacco merchandise, now plans to eradicate leisure vaping merchandise, together with people who don’t comprise nicotine.

“Vaping was bought to governments and communities all over the world as a therapeutic product to assist long-term people who smoke give up,” Well being Minister Mark Butler stated Tuesday. “It was not bought as a leisure product — particularly not one for our children.”

Australia already bans the sale of vaping merchandise to youngsters, and adults want a prescription to entry nicotine-based vaping merchandise. However the guidelines are hardly ever enforced, with some vape-makers labeling their merchandise as “nicotine-free” even when they don’t seem to be. Research means that Australian youngsters can buy nicotine-based vape products relatively easily from comfort shops and gasoline stations with out producing proof of age.

The Australian Affiliation of Comfort Shops, whose members embrace several major tobacco companies, on Tuesday described the federal government efforts to ban leisure vaping as “doomed to fail.” It has beforehand accused Butler of blaming its members for “his failing” to clamp down on the black marketplace for vaping merchandise.

Rochelle, a 29-year-old girl who began vaping two or three years in the past, purchased an e-cigarette from a tobacconist and present store close to downtown Melbourne on Tuesday. She spoke on the situation that her full title not be used as a result of she didn’t have a prescription to legally buy a nicotine-based vape.

She stated she had switched from smoking cigarettes within the hope that vapes would assist her give up nicotine. “However I’m far more addicted now,” she stated. “If I’m actually harassed then I do it quite a bit, or in any other case, simply all through the day.”

A Washington Submit reporter later noticed a boy enter the shop and depart with a vape that he had simply purchased. The boy, who spoke on the situation of anonymity as a result of he was not legally permitted to buy nicotine merchandise, stated he was 17. The particular person behind the store counter denied that the shop’s vapes contained nicotine and stated the boy had lied about his age.

Youth vaping can be a serious public health problem in the US. A latest examine by the Meals and Drug Administration and the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention discovered greater than 2.5 million adolescents have been e-cigarette customers in 2022, with most choosing flavored, disposable merchandise.

Kids are flocking to flavored, disposable e-cigarettes, study finds

Anti-vaping advocates have referred to as for regulators to ban flavored e-cigarettes and step up enforcement in opposition to unlawful merchandise, and criticized the FDA for being too lax in opposition to firms that flout the foundations. The company ordered one widespread model, Juul, to take its merchandise off the market final 12 months, citing security issues. That order was frozen after Juul challenged the FDA in court docket.

Beneath the proposed Australian modifications, disposable e-cigarettes and nonprescription vape imports will likely be banned. On the similar time, the federal government will make it simpler for folks to get a prescription for therapeutic use, to assist conventional cigarette people who smoke give up. Regulators will even introduce high quality requirements for vapes, proscribing flavors, colours and different elements. Merchandise will likely be bought solely in medicine-like packaging.

On the Melbourne retailer on Tuesday, single-use vapes have been out there behind the counter in colourful plastic packaging. A laminated menu sat on the counter with an inventory of flavors, sizes and costs for patrons to select from.

“Identical to they did with smoking, Massive Tobacco has taken one other addictive product, wrapped it in shiny packaging and added flavors to create a brand new era of nicotine addicts,” Butler stated in his speech.

“It is a product focused at our children, bought alongside [candy] and chocolate bars,” he stated, including that vape-makers had exploited the “greatest loophole in Australian historical past.”

Whereas many well being consultants welcomed the transfer to clamp down on youth vaping, some warned of potential unintended penalties if the rules drive folks towards conventional cigarettes, or make it more durable for people who smoke to entry therapeutic merchandise. Australia has efficiently decreased youth smoking during the last decade, with simply 7 p.c of youths smoking every day in 2022, down from 16.5 percent a decade in the past.

“The federal government’s strategy is an extension of the warfare on medication to nicotine, however not like the warfare on medication, they’re leaving probably the most dangerous kind, smoking, available,” stated Ron Borland, an knowledgeable in well being conduct on the College of Melbourne. “The warfare on medication failed. It’s seemingly that this coverage will fail additionally.”

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Australia introduced a crackdown on e-cigarette gross sales in an effort to cut back the rising variety of youth vapers and reclaim its position as a world chief within the struggle in opposition to tobacco.

The nation, which a decade ago turned the primary on the planet to introduce plain packaging of tobacco merchandise, now plans to eradicate leisure vaping merchandise, together with people who don’t comprise nicotine.

“Vaping was bought to governments and communities all over the world as a therapeutic product to assist long-term people who smoke give up,” Well being Minister Mark Butler stated Tuesday. “It was not bought as a leisure product — particularly not one for our children.”

Australia already bans the sale of vaping merchandise to youngsters, and adults want a prescription to entry nicotine-based vaping merchandise. However the guidelines are hardly ever enforced, with some vape-makers labeling their merchandise as “nicotine-free” even when they don’t seem to be. Research means that Australian youngsters can buy nicotine-based vape products relatively easily from comfort shops and gasoline stations with out producing proof of age.

The Australian Affiliation of Comfort Shops, whose members embrace several major tobacco companies, on Tuesday described the federal government efforts to ban leisure vaping as “doomed to fail.” It has beforehand accused Butler of blaming its members for “his failing” to clamp down on the black marketplace for vaping merchandise.

Rochelle, a 29-year-old girl who began vaping two or three years in the past, purchased an e-cigarette from a tobacconist and present store close to downtown Melbourne on Tuesday. She spoke on the situation that her full title not be used as a result of she didn’t have a prescription to legally buy a nicotine-based vape.

She stated she had switched from smoking cigarettes within the hope that vapes would assist her give up nicotine. “However I’m far more addicted now,” she stated. “If I’m actually harassed then I do it quite a bit, or in any other case, simply all through the day.”

A Washington Submit reporter later noticed a boy enter the shop and depart with a vape that he had simply purchased. The boy, who spoke on the situation of anonymity as a result of he was not legally permitted to buy nicotine merchandise, stated he was 17. The particular person behind the store counter denied that the shop’s vapes contained nicotine and stated the boy had lied about his age.

Youth vaping can be a serious public health problem in the US. A latest examine by the Meals and Drug Administration and the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention discovered greater than 2.5 million adolescents have been e-cigarette customers in 2022, with most choosing flavored, disposable merchandise.

Kids are flocking to flavored, disposable e-cigarettes, study finds

Anti-vaping advocates have referred to as for regulators to ban flavored e-cigarettes and step up enforcement in opposition to unlawful merchandise, and criticized the FDA for being too lax in opposition to firms that flout the foundations. The company ordered one widespread model, Juul, to take its merchandise off the market final 12 months, citing security issues. That order was frozen after Juul challenged the FDA in court docket.

Beneath the proposed Australian modifications, disposable e-cigarettes and nonprescription vape imports will likely be banned. On the similar time, the federal government will make it simpler for folks to get a prescription for therapeutic use, to assist conventional cigarette people who smoke give up. Regulators will even introduce high quality requirements for vapes, proscribing flavors, colours and different elements. Merchandise will likely be bought solely in medicine-like packaging.

On the Melbourne retailer on Tuesday, single-use vapes have been out there behind the counter in colourful plastic packaging. A laminated menu sat on the counter with an inventory of flavors, sizes and costs for patrons to select from.

“Identical to they did with smoking, Massive Tobacco has taken one other addictive product, wrapped it in shiny packaging and added flavors to create a brand new era of nicotine addicts,” Butler stated in his speech.

“It is a product focused at our children, bought alongside [candy] and chocolate bars,” he stated, including that vape-makers had exploited the “greatest loophole in Australian historical past.”

Whereas many well being consultants welcomed the transfer to clamp down on youth vaping, some warned of potential unintended penalties if the rules drive folks towards conventional cigarettes, or make it more durable for people who smoke to entry therapeutic merchandise. Australia has efficiently decreased youth smoking during the last decade, with simply 7 p.c of youths smoking every day in 2022, down from 16.5 percent a decade in the past.

“The federal government’s strategy is an extension of the warfare on medication to nicotine, however not like the warfare on medication, they’re leaving probably the most dangerous kind, smoking, available,” stated Ron Borland, an knowledgeable in well being conduct on the College of Melbourne. “The warfare on medication failed. It’s seemingly that this coverage will fail additionally.”

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Australia introduced a crackdown on e-cigarette gross sales in an effort to cut back the rising variety of youth vapers and reclaim its position as a world chief within the struggle in opposition to tobacco.

The nation, which a decade ago turned the primary on the planet to introduce plain packaging of tobacco merchandise, now plans to eradicate leisure vaping merchandise, together with people who don’t comprise nicotine.

“Vaping was bought to governments and communities all over the world as a therapeutic product to assist long-term people who smoke give up,” Well being Minister Mark Butler stated Tuesday. “It was not bought as a leisure product — particularly not one for our children.”

Australia already bans the sale of vaping merchandise to youngsters, and adults want a prescription to entry nicotine-based vaping merchandise. However the guidelines are hardly ever enforced, with some vape-makers labeling their merchandise as “nicotine-free” even when they don’t seem to be. Research means that Australian youngsters can buy nicotine-based vape products relatively easily from comfort shops and gasoline stations with out producing proof of age.

The Australian Affiliation of Comfort Shops, whose members embrace several major tobacco companies, on Tuesday described the federal government efforts to ban leisure vaping as “doomed to fail.” It has beforehand accused Butler of blaming its members for “his failing” to clamp down on the black marketplace for vaping merchandise.

Rochelle, a 29-year-old girl who began vaping two or three years in the past, purchased an e-cigarette from a tobacconist and present store close to downtown Melbourne on Tuesday. She spoke on the situation that her full title not be used as a result of she didn’t have a prescription to legally buy a nicotine-based vape.

She stated she had switched from smoking cigarettes within the hope that vapes would assist her give up nicotine. “However I’m far more addicted now,” she stated. “If I’m actually harassed then I do it quite a bit, or in any other case, simply all through the day.”

A Washington Submit reporter later noticed a boy enter the shop and depart with a vape that he had simply purchased. The boy, who spoke on the situation of anonymity as a result of he was not legally permitted to buy nicotine merchandise, stated he was 17. The particular person behind the store counter denied that the shop’s vapes contained nicotine and stated the boy had lied about his age.

Youth vaping can be a serious public health problem in the US. A latest examine by the Meals and Drug Administration and the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention discovered greater than 2.5 million adolescents have been e-cigarette customers in 2022, with most choosing flavored, disposable merchandise.

Kids are flocking to flavored, disposable e-cigarettes, study finds

Anti-vaping advocates have referred to as for regulators to ban flavored e-cigarettes and step up enforcement in opposition to unlawful merchandise, and criticized the FDA for being too lax in opposition to firms that flout the foundations. The company ordered one widespread model, Juul, to take its merchandise off the market final 12 months, citing security issues. That order was frozen after Juul challenged the FDA in court docket.

Beneath the proposed Australian modifications, disposable e-cigarettes and nonprescription vape imports will likely be banned. On the similar time, the federal government will make it simpler for folks to get a prescription for therapeutic use, to assist conventional cigarette people who smoke give up. Regulators will even introduce high quality requirements for vapes, proscribing flavors, colours and different elements. Merchandise will likely be bought solely in medicine-like packaging.

On the Melbourne retailer on Tuesday, single-use vapes have been out there behind the counter in colourful plastic packaging. A laminated menu sat on the counter with an inventory of flavors, sizes and costs for patrons to select from.

“Identical to they did with smoking, Massive Tobacco has taken one other addictive product, wrapped it in shiny packaging and added flavors to create a brand new era of nicotine addicts,” Butler stated in his speech.

“It is a product focused at our children, bought alongside [candy] and chocolate bars,” he stated, including that vape-makers had exploited the “greatest loophole in Australian historical past.”

Whereas many well being consultants welcomed the transfer to clamp down on youth vaping, some warned of potential unintended penalties if the rules drive folks towards conventional cigarettes, or make it more durable for people who smoke to entry therapeutic merchandise. Australia has efficiently decreased youth smoking during the last decade, with simply 7 p.c of youths smoking every day in 2022, down from 16.5 percent a decade in the past.

“The federal government’s strategy is an extension of the warfare on medication to nicotine, however not like the warfare on medication, they’re leaving probably the most dangerous kind, smoking, available,” stated Ron Borland, an knowledgeable in well being conduct on the College of Melbourne. “The warfare on medication failed. It’s seemingly that this coverage will fail additionally.”

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