Smoking Laws

Don’t get me wrong I love a nice cigar but you will never see me with a cig.

So it was great to see that New South Wales joins other Australian states, bans vaping in public spaces

STATES across Australia are introducing laws that could see a person fined as much as $550 if they do the wrong thing.

NSW now joins Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania and the ACT in introducing laws that ban the use of the controversial product from July this year in areas including shopping centres, cinemas, libraries, trains, buses, public swimming pools, parks, sports grounds and outdoor dining areas.

Smoking is banned in all enclosed public places and certain outdoor public areas around NSW, under the Smoke-free Environment Act 2000 and the Smoke-free Environment Regulation 2016.

So whats the big deal?

It has been suggested that vapor is a gateway for younger users to smoke undetected, also it is suggested that there are heavy metals and other toxins in these vapors that can be lethal.

Students as young as 12 or 13 are now more likely to vape than to smoke. Many are under the impression that because e-cigs don’t contain tobacco, they pose little risk to health. Wrong.

Over the past few months, research has turned up evidence that vaping can pose many brand new risks. The vapors mess with immunity, some studies show. “Smoker’s cough” and bloody sores have begun showing up in teen vapers. The hotter a vaped liquid gets, the harsher its effects on human cells. And a relatively new vaping behavior called “dripping” ups the heat. This threatens to intensify a teen’s risks from those vapors.

Some new data even suggest that e-cig vapors may contain cancer-causing chemicals.

Well, let’s hope this is the start of banning vapor in Australia.



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