The Australian Government's New Vaping Policy Should Be Part of A Larger Plan Towards a Tobacco Endgame

January 22, 2024 by mja.com.au

The Australian Government's New Vaping Policy Should Be Part of A Larger Plan Towards a Tobacco Endgame

The Australian Minister for Health and Aged Care, Mark Butler, made a strong push to address the growing problem of youth vaping in his speech at the National Press Club in May 2023. While new approaches to controlling youth vaping are urgently needed, it is critical that policy reforms to end the tobacco cigarette epidemic are also pursued with equal vigour — otherwise we risk shifting people currently using vapes to tobacco smoking.


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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