Vaping inquiry: Coalition agrees to study health effects of e-cigarettes

The Guardian reports that the health minister Greg Hunt has agreed to an independent inquiry into the health impacts of nicotine e-cigarettes after a concerted push in the Coalition party room over several months to legalise vaping.

Several MPs raised the issue in last months party room meeting, saying there was widespread support within the government for making nicotine e-cigarettes legally available.

The discussion was triggered by the New South Wales Liberal Trent Zimmerman, who earlier this year chaired a parliamentary inquiry into the use and marketing of electronic cigarettes and personal vaporisers in Australia.

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