We didn't start this fireless vapour: E-cigarette legislation in Australia

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Abstract

Electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes) are devices that heat a cartridge
containing a solution that becomes a vapour for the user to inhale. The vapour
may or may not contain nicotine. E-cigarettes do not contain tar and other
toxins, which traditional cigarettes do, so they may be less damaging to
people’s health than smoking traditional cigarettes. However, no studies exist
about the long-term effects of using e-cigarettes yet. It is illegal to sell
e-cigarettes with nicotine in Australia, though Australians may import a
three-month supply from overseas. It is legal to sell e-cigarettes with nicotine in
some other jurisdictions, such as the United Kingdom and the European
Union. This article argues that the Australian government should consider
legalising the sale of e-cigarettes with nicotine in Australia for health, safety
and economic reasons and to protect youth. If the sale of e-cigarettes with
nicotine becomes legal, the Australian government must strictly regulate it.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)462-481
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Law and Medicine
Volume22
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2014
Externally publishedYes

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