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Vapes To Be Banned For Everyone But Cigarette Quitters In Australia

Tom Douglas
Tom Douglas

04:34 2 May 2023

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Ireland should follow in the footsteps of Australia and ban recreational vaping.

That's according to a Consultant Respiratory Physician at St James's Hospital.

People will no longer be able to purchase vapes in Australian retail and convenience stores and the sale will now be restricted to pharmacies.

Meanwhile to tackle the black market there, the Australian government will increase the product standards of vapes, which will restrict flavours and colours.

And Luke Clancy from the Tobacco Free Research Institute Ireland says too many teenagers here are vaping

"At present, something like 18% of 16 year olds are regular e-cigarette users."

"Which means that they become addicted and we have shown that they're twice as likely to start smoking cigarettes."

"So certainly we need to do something."

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