e-cigarette Why the Ban on Nicotine Vape Fluid Will Do More Harm Than Good

Vaping - is it bad for youFrom January 1, 2021, users will no longer be allowed to import nicotine-containing fluids for use in e-cigarettes, even if they have a prescription. The measures, which were initially set to come into force on July 1, 2020, are in addition to the existing domestic ban on sales of these products.

When quizzed last week on the new rules, Health Minister Greg Hunt claimed “people can still bring them in if they have a prescription from their doctor”. But this is not strictly the case.

What do the new rules actually say?

From January 1, e-cigarette users will not only need a prescription from their doctor, they will also need a doctor who is willing and able to import the products on their behalf. This will require the doctor to have a permit to import nicotine as an unauthorised therapeutic.

It is hard to imagine many doctors will to go to these lengths to provide access to nicotine so their patients can continue vaping. As these regulations have only just been announced, there are currently no medical professionals in Australia with these permits already in place.

With doctors already hesitant to prescribe nicotine for vaping (there are only nine GPs on the Australian Tobacco Health Reduction Association’s list of known prescribers), it is unlikely there will be any who are willing to add the additional burden of applying for permits and organising importation.

So, come January 1, what are Australians who use nicotine-containing e-cigarette fluids going to do?

Option one: vapers go “cold turkey” and give up nicotine altogether. Many vapers use e-cigarettes because they were unable to quit smoking using any other method, including nicotine replacement therapy. One study found 18% of ex-smokers who had switched to e-cigarettes were still smoke-free at the one-year mark, compared with 9.9% of those who had switched to nicotine patches.

Option two: vapers ignore the new regulations and attempt to continue importing their e-cigarette fluids. Besides risking a A$222,000 fine if caught, there are significant risks to buying e-fluids on the black market. There will be no warning labels or instructions for safe usage; nicotine levels may be unknown or inconsistent; and samples might be cut with dangerous substances, as in the case of the bootleg cannabis vape refills contaminated with vitamin E acetate that killed 60 people and hospitalised a further 2,558 in the United States last year.

Option three: vapers go back to smoking cigarettes, as a legal and more easily accessible source of nicotine. Current estimates are that e-cigarette use is 95% less harmful than smoking. There are fears among the vaping community that this will be the default option for many users, despite the increased health risks of smoking over vaping. Vapers who are worried they may turn back to cigarettes should consider asking their GP to help them devise a plan to stay away from smoking.

Why is the government doing this anyway?

The government’s rationale is twofold. First, it points to the increase in nicotine poisonings associated with e-cigarette fluids in the past few years in Australia, including the death of a toddler in Victoria in 2018.

But these cases, including the toddler’s tragic death, involved highly concentrated imported nicotine-containing fluids, purchased from overseas because of the existing domestic ban. Cracking down on legitimate imports would arguably make it more likely, not less, that users may end up accessing illicit e-cigarette fluids with little or no safety labelling.

The government’s second argument is the increasing use of e-cigarettes among US school students aged 14-18. But while there has indeed been an increase in vaping, smoking has declined among these age groups, so it is likely a case of experimentation, rather than vaping being a gateway to smoking.

There is a crucial distinction to draw here: if the new rule change is intended to restrict youngsters’ access to vaping, it is unlikely to succeed. E-cigarettes and e-fluids without nicotine will still be available at any tobacconist or vape store. The only banned products will be nicotine-containing e-fluids.

The rule change may be framed partly as a preventative move to protect young people from vaping. But the people most likely to be affected are those who have successfully used e-cigarettes to quit smoking.

For that reason, it’s my view the new rules will do more harm than good. I would urge the government to consider regulating nicotine-containing products rather than banning them.

A regulated e-cigarette fluid market should consider: limiting the maximum concentration of nicotine to 24 milligrams per ml; childproof packaging for all products, with dropper-style tops to prevent accidental exposure through spillage; and appropriate warning labels and ingredient lists.The Conversation

Vaping Petition to Legalize in Australia

Vaping

Its so important to get the word out there to stop the madness the Australia Government are trying to do to take away the fundamental right we have to Vape. Vaping as we now know is much more safer than smoking, in fact 95% safer.

Release: Import ban on vaping delayed

Release: Import ban on vaping delayed

Health Minister Greg Hunt today announced he is delaying the implementation of the nicotine import ban until 1 January 2021. Legalise Vaping Australia today raised a vape to all of the Australians who lifted their voices against this policy.

“This is a big win for vapers across Australia,” said Legalise Vaping Policy Director, Emilie Dye. “Thank you everyone who pitched in, sharing stories, signing petitions, and calling MPs.”

“Federal policymakers heard your voices causing the Health Minister to delay this deadly policy. We now have an opportunity to fight for the legalisation and regulation of nicotine vaping in Australia.”

“Thank you Greg Hunt for listening the people of Australia and delaying this import ban.”

THE FACTS

While we all know the best way to eliminate harm caused by smoking is to quit smoking completely, for those who are unable to quit, moving to smoke-free products provides an opportunity for better health and an improved life.

E-cigarettes and vapes are endorsed by the National Health Service in the United Kingdom and Public Health England as being a better alternative to smoking and more effective for smoking cessation than nicotine-replacement therapy. Legalise Vaping Australia and its community of supporters are working to legalise vaping in Australia, ensuring Australian smokers have access to these less-harmful devices.

This petition is gaining traction but we need to keep the pressure up  ahead of the January 1st deadline.

https://www.legalisevaping.com.au/petition

 

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Vaping The US and UK see vaping very differently. Here’s why

The debate continues over the hysteria on Vaping

Why is it there is only a “Breakout” of teen illness in the USA vaping when there are far more Vapers in the UK and other Countries !!

If Vaping was the problem then it would show worldwide don’t you think!!
Its also noted that it seems that most of those cases were related to contaminated cannabis oil they put in the Vapes

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has advised many samples tested have contained tetrahydrocannabidol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, as well as significant amounts of vitamin E.

No cases of vaping-related lung disease have been reported in Australia to date. But we know a small proportion of people in Australia do vape (about 1.2% of the population), and may therefore be worried about developing this serious lung disease.

Of people who vape, it’s those relying on the practice to avoid smoking cigarettes who may find the current headlines most confronting.

Vaping as an alternative to smoking cigarettes

Many experts regard the delivery of nicotine through vaping to be less risky than smoking traditional cigarettes, because it avoids most of the harmful combustion products inhaled through cigarette smoke.

Whether vaping works to help people quit smoking continues to be debated, although some clinical trials show it is more effective than other quit aids such as nicotine patches. We know some people who vape in Australia are doing so because they used the practice to quit smoking cigarettes.

The widespread reports of an outbreak of a sudden-onset and serious lung disease associated with vaping may leave this group wondering if they would be better off ditching vaping and returning to smoking.

The simple answer is, no, they wouldn’t. Research shows vaping poses less of a danger to our health than smoking traditional cigarettes. But that doesn’t mean it’s without risk.

Dr Drew comments on Vaping news on teens

Vaping - is it bad for youHi All, Here’s a short news clip that explains the recent news on the kids in the US who were hospitalized due to Vaping E Cigarettes . There are always 2 sides to a big news story. These kids were using cannabis in their vapes . The fear mongers are always out to blame Vaping on all things bad. I have never targeted young people, in fact I have and always will discourage young people using E Cigs. My goal has always been to help smokers to switch to E Cigarettes and away from the nasty stuff.

No single chemical has been identified as the cause of all cases in the US outbreak. This may be impossible because for some cases there is no vaping liquid leftover to test, some cases used multiple products, and some people don’t want to admit to using illicit substances.

But based on evidence of a strong association between the cases of illness and vaping illicit cannabis liquids, the FDA recommends consumers “avoid buying vaping products on the street, and to refrain from using THC oil or modifying/adding any substances to products purchased in stores”.

There have been calls in Australia to ban all vaping products in response to the US outbreak. But because most of the outbreak cases have admitted to vaping illegal THC oil liquids, this would be unlikely to prevent similar cases from occurring here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlR0aBXy2eo&feature=youtu.be

 

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1. Save Dollars. A single e-cigarette cartomizer (cartridge) is equal to around 20 cigarettes. When you consider the fact that you can get five cartomizers in 1 pack for the roughly the same price as 1 packet of cigarettes (eg 1 x 5 pack of E-cigarettes cartomizers costs around $30 VS 5 packs of cigarettes costs around $100 to $150), the cost-savings are immediately clear, its a no brainer. Yes please.

2. Considerably Fewer Chemicals. With electronic cigarettes, the thousands of chemicals you consume in tobacco smoke (including hundreds of toxins and 70 which cause cancer) are reduced by 95% according to the UK Government study.

3. No Ash. e-cigarettes work through heating a solution to turn it into vapor. Since this doesn’t involve any combustion, it doesn’t produce any ash. When you switch, you can get rid of the stinking, ash tray overflowing with butts.

4. Just Like Smoking. Electronic cigarettes are intended to replicate the sensation of smoking, and they accomplish their goal very well. You get a cloud of smoke-like vapor, a realistic “hit” at the back of your throat when you inhale.

5.  No Smell. The smell of smoke is extremely off-putting to many people. Most smokers don’t like their clothes reeking of pungent cigarettes. E-cigarettes have no odour. With cigarettes, you smell like an ashtray, with e-cigarettes you don’t.

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