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Amendments to the Vaping Reforms Bill - 27 June 2024

In this Croakey piece, The Greens under fire for watering down vaping reforms, AHPA Fellow Professor Jonine Jancey, said it was “so disappointing” to see the proposed legislation watered down.

“Our elected members had a critical opportunity to make these a prescription-only vaping drug. This approach would have made these vaping drugs accessible to people who want to quit smoking while keeping them out of the hands of younger people. It seems that an opportunity to prioritise community health has been lost.”

However, Jancey told Croakey that “this legislation is still progressive”. 

“Australia is once again at the forefront of tobacco control, becoming the first country to ban the sale of vapes outside of pharmacies,” she said.

Croakey article 27 June

Read the Croakey article in full here.

Further information:

  • Read Jancey's comments in the BMJ article 'Australia’s vaping reforms will protect young people, say public health experts' online here.
  • Review AHPA's January 2023 submission to the Therapeutic Goods Administration's Potential reforms to the regulation of nicotine vaping products: Consultation Paper here.
  • See the Vaping Reform Bill Statement of Support that AHPA is a signatory to here.

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