E-Liquids with nicotine could soon be legal in Australia making it possible for people to purchase eliquids with nicotine concentration of less than 3.6 per cent locally.
Until now e liquid with nicotine is banned in Australia forcing vapers to purchase liquids with nicotine from overseas or from black market. TGA is now considering legalizing e liquids with nicotine legal.
Main concerns surrounding this is that big tobacco would quickly step in which could lead to public health concern which was once caused by tobacco. Another issue is that e cigarette is very attractive gadget and does not smell bad like tobacco and there are so many flavours available which could attract young people to vaping. This could undo the hard work of raising public awareness about tobacco and cancer by normalizing vaping devices.
People often forget that e cigarette contains some or many of the chemicals found in cigarette although the quantity is likely significantly less than tobacco, and tend to believe that e cigarette is simply a harmless way of vaping a stylish device. The reality is that e cigarette can even contain carcinogens, especially when taking dry puff and in higher voltages. So, the bottom line is that we should never start vaping because of the hype surrounding e cigarettes.
There will be a real public health issue if non smokers start taking up e cigarettes. E Cigarette was never intended for non smokers or for recreation. Its purpose was to help people quit tobacco which is already a health hazard. Whether or not e cigarette helps people quit is yet to be scientifically proven.
These are main reasons why governments want to control e cigarette. But, people who are chronic smokers may want to try e cigarettes and probably have the right to try whatever they can.
Currently, no nicotine e liquids we can get in Australia does not help with nicotine addiction. If TGA eventually legalizes nicotine e liquid, smokers will have that opportunity to buy e liquids with nicotine in Australia which is a good thing.
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