Vaping is not smoking

Vaping is 95% safer than cigarettes

Australia is the only Western Democracy to ban vaping

Vaping is reducing smoking rates around the world

Why Legalise Vaping?

Why Australia Needs to Legalise Vaping

Vaping is now the most effective and popular quit smoking tool available anywhere in the world. It is time that the Australian Government includes vaping in its efforts towards embracing a smoke-free future. Australia needs to work urgently to develop and implement risk-proportionate regulations similar to those in New Zealand and the UK to allow the legal sale and possession of nicotine for vaping. This will reduce smoking rates, lessen the harms associated with smoking and save the lives of millions of Australian smokers who are unable to quit.

Australia needs a legal, well-regulated nicotine vape industry

Including minimum product safety standards for liquids and devices, product labelling rules and marketing and promotional rules.

E-cigarettes and vaporisers provide a safer way to deliver nicotine to those who are unable to stop smoking, thereby minimising the harms associated with smoking tobacco and reducing some of the health disparities experienced by people with mental illness

- ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AND New Zealand COLLEGE OF PSYCHIATRISTS

Legalise lifesaving nicotine vaping

Why vaping?

    • VAPING IS 95% SAFER THAN CONVENTIONAL CIGARETTES. -Evidence Review by: Public Health England
    • NO HUMAN HEALTH RISK FROM ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE EMISSIONS Better for the individual smoker and bystanders. – Inhalation Toxicology Study
    • THE EUROPEAN UNION, THE UNITED KINGDOM, NEW ZEALAND, CANADA, JAPAN, KOREA, ISRAEL have embraced and regulated safer smoke free technologies and are promoting these products as A SAFER ALTERNATIVE TO SMOKING.
    • Nearly 300,000 AUSTRALIANS and 50 MILLION+ PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD HAVE ALREADY SWITCHED to vaping.

Vaping is not Smoking

  • Vaping is only recommended for current smokers HOWEVER, the EVIDENCE THAT VAPING IS SAFER THAN CONVENTIONAL TOBACCO IS NOW IRREFUTABLE.
  • Vaping delivers the nicotine that smokers crave, together with the hand-to-mouth action that mimics smoking, but DOES NOT CONTAIN THE 7,000 LETHAL CHEMICALS, TAR AND TOXINS PRODUCED BY BURNT TOBACCO.
  • Electronic cigarettes produce 100 TIMES FEWER CARCINOGENS THAN COMBUSTIBLE CIGARETTES. 
  • 2X effective as NICOTINE REPLACEMENT THERAPIES (NRT) now considered the most popular and effective permanent method for quitting smoking, globally.
  • In nations where Vaping is legal, TEEN SMOKING RATES ACTUALLY FELL.
Legalise lifesaving nicotine vaping

From a public health perspective it is important to promote the use of electronic cigarettes, NRT and other non-tobacco nicotine products as widely as possible as A SUBSTITUTE FOR SMOKING in the UK. 

- PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND

Findings of international peer-reviewed scientific studies

The findings of numerous international peer-reviewed scientific studies have now completely debunked the myth that vaping is a “gateway” or an “on-ramp” to smoking. The science clearly demonstrates that the opposite is true, and that vaping is actually reducing smoking rates around the world. It is time to legalise life-saving vaping technology in Australia.

Regulation is prevention

The 2019 EVALI outbreak in the US was caused by batches of illicit street drugs containing:

Synthetic cannabis

THC

Vitamin E oils

Properly manufactured nicotine products have not caused any lung injuries.