Australia limits e-cig sales to pharmacies, but critics say model will fail within a year

A bill limiting the sale of vaping products to pharmacies in Australia has successfully passed a Senate vote and will enter into force from 1st October.

The bill faced opposition from both sides. It met with criticism from both those who supported vaping and wanted to see a freer retail model adopted, as well as those opposed to it, who wanted the original proposal of a more restrictive prescription-sales-only model passed instead.

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Freddie Dawson

Senior news editor
Freddie studied at King’s College, London and City University and worked for publications including The Times, The Malay Mail, PathfinderBuzz and Solar Summary before joining the ECigIntelligence team. He has extensive experience in covering fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), manufacturing and technological innovation.

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