Are Australia’s vaping laws working to reduce smoking and youth vaping rates?

Australian restrictions on the sale of vaping products are so severe as to constitute a de facto ban, according to a public health expert.

The country has again increased restrictions to now ban the personal import of all vaping products – regardless of nicotine content – and to prohibit their general retail sale in Australia.

It has been illegal to sell nicotine-containing e-cigarettes at general retail since October 2021. Nicotine vaping products can only be bought on prescription at a pharmacy – or through the personal importation scheme.

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