Vaping prohibition has failed, experts say

April 29, 2024 by

Vaping prohibition has failed, experts say

Experts Dr. James Martin and Mr. Rohan Pike argue that vaping prohibition has failed, resulting in a dangerous black market. They suggest that further restrictions are unlikely to succeed. The black market for vaping products in Australia has grown significantly, attracting organized crime. New Zealand's model, where vapes are sold legally in retail stores, shows little evidence of illicit markets. Law enforcement crackdowns are deemed ineffective due to high demand. Recommendations include establishing a legal, regulated market for vapes to combat the black market and promote public health. Prohibition models have not deterred use effectively, and learning from history is crucial.

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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