The Australian War on Vapes: An Absurd Rejection of a Healthier Alternative

March 13, 2024 by

The Australian War on Vapes: An Absurd Rejection of a Healthier Alternative

Two NSW police officers confront a 13-year-old vaping outside a Coles, mistakenly claiming it's illegal. The boy's mother intervenes, leading to a physical confrontation where the officers seize the device. Vaping is portrayed negatively in Australia, contrasting with its acceptance in countries like New Zealand. “The video of violent police action against a 13-year-old boy, who was vaping, is yet another inevitable consequence of demonising the relatively harmless practice,” Australian Tobacco Harm Reduction Association (ATHRA) director Dr Alex Wodak told [...]

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.



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