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Call to Legalise Nicotine For Electronic Cigarettes

Consumer-driven application to make e-cigarettes with nicotine legally available in Australia

 

MEDIA RELEASE: New Nicotine Alliance Australia (NNA)

Friday 5 August 2016

 

The New Nicotine Alliance Australia (NNA) today announced that it has made a submission to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) for low-strength nicotine for use in electronic cigarettes to be made legally available in Australia as a substitute for smoking. Electronic cigarettes have the potential to save the lives of hundreds of thousands of Australian smokers by providing a safer alternative to tobacco smoking, the leading preventable cause of death and illness in Australia.

 

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Save Vaping Rally - Melbourne. August 16th

protest

Please join us on the steps of Parliament House in Melbourne to protest the Tobacco Ammendment Bill which abuses the rights of tobacco users to have easy access to a safer alternative to smoking. We must make politicians aware of the consequences of this Bill, which will regulate e-cigarettes the same way as tobacco products. Vendors will not be able to display their products and won't be able to demonstrate devices to newcomers or to recommend suitable equipment. Users will not be able to vape in smoke-free zones and will be forced into smoking areas, to be exposed to passive smoke. Vape Meets at pubs and clubs will be banned.

Come along and stand up for your rights!

Where: Parliament House, 1 Spring St, Melbourne

When: August 16th, 12.30 pm. 2016.

Urgent Call to Action Now: Victorian Anti-Vaping Bill

Call to Action: Victorian Tobacco Amendment Bill
The Lower House of the Victorian Government has passed the Tobacco Amendment Bill, which will regulate e-cigarettes the same way as tobacco products. Vendors will not be able to display their products or offer juice tasting in-house, and users will not be able to vape in smoke-free zones. Vape Meets at pubs and clubs will be banned.

These restrictions will cripple the retail vaping industry, discourage smokers from switching to e-cigarettes and force vapers into smoking areas in public places. It sends a strong message that vaping is just as bad as smoking. In future, as even more severe restrictions are placed on smoking, vaping will be included.

This Bill was introduced without any public consultation.

The time to write to the lower house members has passed. We now need to concentrate on the Upper House Members whose contact details are listed below.

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Press Release: NNA Calls for Consultation - Victorian Tobacco Bill

PRESS RELEASE 24th May 2016

Victorian Government Tobacco Amendment Bill requires consultation, amendment and balance.

http://www.premier.vic.gov.au/tough-new-regulations-to-protect-kids-from-e-cigarettes/

The New Nicotine Alliance Australia is a group formed by Australian consumers of reduced risk nicotine products such as electronic cigarettes, and receives no funding from the tobacco, pharmaceutical or e-cigarette industries.

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The NNA Responds to the Victorian Tobacco Amendment Bill

Without any community consultation the Victorian Government is set to enact the Tobacco Amendment Bill which will regulate e-cigarettes the same way as tobacco products. The proposed amendments are detailed here: Tough New Regulations To Protect Kids From E-Cigarettes

The following statement from the NNA (AU) has been sent to all Victorian Parliamentarians in response to the excessive new regulations:

"To the Honorable Member, 

Victorian Government Tobacco Amendment Bill requires consultation, amendment and balance

The New Nicotine Alliance (AU) is a group formed by Australian consumers of reduced risk nicotine products such as electronic cigarettes, and receives no funding from the tobacco, pharmaceutical or e-cigarette industries. 

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