GFN 2024 Discusses The New Wave of Countries Dropping Tobacco Harm Reduction- Lets Talk Australia

June 24, 2024 by vapingpost.com

GFN 2024 Discusses The New Wave of Countries Dropping Tobacco Harm Reduction- Lets Talk Australia

The Global Forum on Nicotine discussed how Western countries like the US, UK, and Australia are regressing in tobacco harm reduction (THR) efforts. Australia's strict vaping laws have failed, leading to a black market controlled by organized crime. Misinformation spreads, ignoring successful approaches from countries like New Zealand. High rates of illegal vaping and violence result from prohibitive measures, with little impact on youth vaping. The Australian government misrepresents data, evading the real issues. Experts like Dr. Mendelsohn face backlash, as policies fuel organized crime. Current laws fail to tackle teen vaping, worsening public safety. Enforcement of regulations remains minimal, emphasizing the need to reconsider THR strategies.


13.00% of the adult population are current smokers. There are approximately 2.6 million current smokers in Australia 15.20% of men are current smokers but only 10.90% of women.
SOURCE: GSTHR

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