In recent reports from the UK, the US and Australia e-cigarettes have been proven to be a successful method of quitting traditional cigarettes. I myself have been vaping for 7+ years now after smoking for many years beforehand. I think I could easily give up the vape if I wanted to but I enjoy it too much!
As opposed to a cigarette, e-cigarettes only contain nicotine, not the other 3500 chemicals which cause disease and terminal illness. Health Minister Greg Hunt does not like e-cigarettes. He has adopted a “Not on my watch” stance on the legalization of nicotine for e-Cigarettes, even though they have been proven to help people quit the more toxic traditional cigarette.
Nicotine for e-cigarettes is not legally available for sale in Australia, however you can import it from overseas. This reverse protectionism is illogical and is taking away business from local merchants. Earlier in the year, Senator Leyonhjelm of the Liberal Democrats attempted to have e-Cigarettes classified the same as Cigarettes. This was blocked by the Government and Opposition. Now, Senator Leyonhjelm is leading the Crossbench to block any Health Bills until e-cigarettes have been made legal.
Make sure you sign the petition NOW, they need 10,000 signatures. You can sign the petition here: https://www.thecommonsenseproject.org.au/legalise_vaping
Also, make sure you share the petition with all of your friends, vaping groups, etc. It’s about time this country stops the greed and starts to care about the health of people in Australia.