Aussie Public Health Officials Have A Chip On Their Shoulder
Senator David Layonhjelm took the words right out of the mouths of hundreds of thousands of Australians today, addressing the circus known as the Government.
“Australia bans e-cigarettes because our public health officials have a chip on their shoulder. They are happy for people to use patches and gums instead of cigarettes, but they don’t like e-cigarettes. Presumably because vaping looks something like smoking and because the tobacco companies, which they hate, will want a piece of the e-cigarettes market and I suspect also because they worry that people might actually enjoy using e-cigarettes.”
Following his statements in parliament, Senator Layonhjelm then published the above video to his Facebook page with the caption:
“Today I tried to legalise e-cigarettes, by making them exempt from being classified as a “dangerous poison” (the same as cigarettes). Unfortunately, the government shut me down, putting bureaucracy ahead of the thousands of Australian lives that could be changed by providing an alternative to smoking”
Despite all of the national and international reports – including the most recent Tobacco Harm Reduction “Formuation To Save 500,000 Australian Lives” report – the only news the public is waking up to is Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce and his relationship with his new baby mumma, former staffer Vikki Campion.
To add insult to injury, “Labor has long suspected something was happening in the Joyce/Campion relationship because both were persistent smokers”.
They would regularly get together in a Parliament House garden to chat and puff away.
Their favourite spot happened to be outside the office of a senior ALP figure, who began to notice an increasing number of cigarette get-togethers”
Yes, smokers. Naughty boy, Barnaby.
You can read the full story here, courtesy of news.com.au.
There’s no doubt that it’s only matter of time before the Australian policy makers wake up & smell the vape, but it’s getting to the point where (all jokes aside) New Zealand is looking like a much more evolved country on the global stage.
New Zealand give their people a voice and respect them when real issues are brought to the table.
Not to mention the Bledisloe Cup (a rugby union competition between the national teams of Australia and New Zealand that has been competed for since the 1930’s) where Australia hasn’t retained that cup in 15 years.
But, like the legalisation of vaping in Australia we hope it will happen next year.
Thanks again to Senator David Layonhjelm. We stand with you to fight the good fight for the people of Australia.