Australia – Where Everything Can Kill You and Is Legal, But The Thing That May Save You Isn’t
As a country so rich and prosperous it’s really hard to comprehend how far behind the 8 ball Australia really is in regards to its policies, especially when it comes to saving lives.
Vaping with nicotine is currently illegal in Australia and in some states can even carry penalties of up to $45,000 and/or 2 years prison. Currently nicotine itself is classified as a Schedule 7, or “Dangerous Poison”, and so the sale and distribution of nicotine for therapeutic use (such as saving your life) is illegal.
Of course you can still get your government approved nicotine hit, so long as you’re happy to pay $30 – $40 for a packet of cigarettes and know that eventually you’ll be paying a higher price later in life.
Yes, you heard right.
Not only do the Kiwis give the Aussies a hard time on the sporting field, but once again are leading the race with their decision makers. Rather than burying their heads in the sand, they’re acting upon on all of the international data and studies that have shown the great potential that vaping has to help turn the tide in the war on tobacco.
Vaping has been shown to be at least 95% less harmful than traditional tobacco use, and Public Health England are endorsing e-cigarette use as a recommended aid in stopping smoking, so much so that they even took out advertisements and billboards suggesting people make the switch.
So why is the Australian Government still dragging their heels?
If you’d like to attend the upcoming launch of Vape Force One, an advocacy tour bus that will be travelling around Australia promoting legalization, head over to our announcement post or directly to their website for details about the launch BBQ. You can also donate to their cause directly by visiting the Australian Taxpayer Alliance donation page.