What are nicotine pouches? Are they safe to use, and why has the government banned them?

February 28, 2024 by abc.net.au

What are nicotine pouches? Are they safe to use, and why has the government banned them?

Health authorities are increasingly concerned about the illegal sale of a new nicotine product luring in young people and gaining traction across Australia.
Under Australian law, it is illegal for nicotine pouches to be commercially sold or advertised. But online retailers and some Queensland tobacconists are selling the pouches in colourful packaging, marketed as an alternative to smoking and vaping. Queensland Health has notified several Gold Coast businesses "about the illegality of nicotine pouches". 


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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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