The Deadly Tobacco Drug War Down Under

June 19, 2024 by

The Deadly Tobacco Drug War Down Under

Australia's tobacco turf war stems from high cigarette taxes and strict vaping restrictions, driving a thriving illicit market. Government crackdowns have led to escalating violence and a surge in organized crime related to nicotine. With draconian measures planned, Australia risks worsening its drug war. By stifling safer nicotine alternatives, the country faces a rise in smoking and vaping among youth. The contrast with more liberal approaches, like in New Zealand, highlights the impact of policy choices on public health. Australia's experience serves as a cautionary tale, showing the consequences of extreme anti-nicotine regulations.

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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