Retail association calls for nicotine vaping legalisation

Retail association calls for nicotine vaping legalisation

Last week saw another voice calling for the legalisation of nicotine vaping.

The Australian Retailers’ Association, said that vapes and other smoke-free products must be legalised by the new federal government.

Executive Director, Russell Zimmerman, said “If governments are serious about solutions beyond ramping up smokers’ costs, allowing the sale of alternatives that cut smokers’ health risks without passive risk to innocent bystanders, is a must.

“Whatever you think of smoking, there are benefits here for smokers and non-smokers. Australia’s got it wrong. It’s time that changed.”

It’s great to see another voice come out in support of legalising nicotine vaping. Hopefully the new government will realise that there is a growing body of evidence and a growing list of organisations that support nicotine legalisation, and will take the necessary steps to legalise it for the benefit of all Australians.