Open the gate.. welcome to this dimension..
You can walk into any supermarket and buy cigarettes legally and they're pretty much guaranteed to kill you..
The ABC is making out like nicotine is crack cocaine, or heroin.. and choose to label it 'illicit'..
Make no doubt about it, anybody who chooses to inhale anything (smokes, dope, heroin, PG/VG-nico vape) other than air, is clearly putting their health at risk. But there are degrees.
Quote from article: "Her report, released earlier this year, is the most comprehensive review of the global evidence so far." I read the report by Prof. Banks - it basically says "we've looked at all the research and we still haven't got a clue, nobody has..". They carried out no original research at all that I'm aware of, they simply did a literature review.
Yet there is clearly a group of vested interests in this country, previously cheer-led by Greg Hunt (who also federally funded the aforementioned report, does that give you any clues?), who are on mission to turn vaping into the crime of the century.. Total irrationally IMO.
If they're banning vaping.. when are they banning cigarettes, alcohol, and religion? All of which I'd argue are more harmful than vaping..
Regulate the bloody things to over 18s (which all devices and fluids already are), police it (that'll solve the black market problem right there), and let's get on with our lives. Nanny-state Australia is 'alive and well'..
Clearly ABC is going for 'ACA' level sensationalism these days, it'll be time to stop reading ABC news all together soon if things continue in the vein..
buggered if I know 😛
Ruby is still in school and wearing nicotine patches. Vaping is to blame