The Government’s policy on e-cigs will cost lives

The Australian government needs to rethink its policy regarding vaping. Common sense should and must prevail, but how long must we wait? Whether one is for or against vaping, there’s no question that it will save lives. So, what’s the government waiting for? 

Do the billions they collect each year from tobacco sales have anything to do with it? What of the argument that we must keep vaping products in the dark to protect the children? What of the fear that vaping will re normalise smoking? (Even though this is absurd) And what about the concern that there is no long-term evidence to support the theory that vaping is significantly less harmful? 

Try as they might, none offer any justification to hinder smokers from a proven, far less harmful alternative.

Whatever the reason for governments anti vape rhetoric, one thing s for sure. Almost 7 million people die from a smoking related disease each year. 

Charles Yates

Ex-smoker and current vaper. Started The Vapers Table in 2011. Interests are food-cooking, music, recording technology, travel & country road trips, advocacy and helping smokers transition.

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