Australia bans disposable vape imports from January 1

28 November 2023
2023-11-28 17:36

Australia will ban imports of disposable vapes from 1st January, the government said on Tuesday. The block on single-use vapes is aimed at reversing a disturbing increase in vaping among young people, Health Minister said. Australia first revealed the import ban in May.

The great majority of vapes contain nicotine, and children are becoming addicted. About one in seven children aged 14-17 uses vapes, the government said. Legislation will also be introduced in 2024 to outlaw the manufacture, advertising or supply of disposable vapes in Australia.

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