Policymakers have impinged on the freedoms of the most disadvantaged members of society – smokers. From 1 October 2021, it will be next to impossible for smokers to legally access Australia’s most popular quitting aid, nicotine vaping.
Smoking rates will most certainly increase, with legal access to nicotine for vaping harder than ever.
Authorities have imposed fines up to $222,000 for attempting to import nicotine liquid for vaping without a doctor’s prescription. With a public health system already reeling from COVID-19 Australia’s 600,000 vapers are set to push it to its limit from 1 October.