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Subsequent to a COAG (coag.gov.au) meeting, the state government of Victoria is doubling down on #nicotine #vaping.
Some quotes from @VicHealth in "#ElectronicCigarettes containing #nicotine" (www2.health.vic.gov.au/public-health/…)

"The Poisons Code lists #nicotine (for human use when it is a Schedule 7 poison) as a substance that is not for general sale by retail. ..
.. This decision was made on the basis that #nicotine for human use is a dangerous poison, and electronic cigarettes have not been assessed for safety, quality or efficacy."

So .. obviously #NRT has been assessed. #Cigarettes? Oh, my bad - they're EXEMPT from the SUSMP!
"#ElectronicCigarettes containing #nicotine are not classified as #TherapeuticGoods"

True. Also true of /many/ consumer goods. Some of which contain drugs (coffee, alcoholic beverages, guava based drinks ..)
"Some advocates within the media suggest that #ElectronicCigarettes containing #nicotine are therapeutic goods when used as an aid in withdrawal from #smoking, and can therefore be legally imported for personal use. These suggestions are incorrect and misleading."
I prefer the consumer model, but..
So you're trying to overrule the Personal Importation Scheme (tga.gov.au/personal-impor…) administered by the (federal) @TGAgovau?
Since when could states of #Australia claim primacy over federal regulations? (Rhetorical: /Since NEVER!/)
"The #Australian medicines regulator, the Therapeutic Goods Administration, does not support the use of #ElectronicCigarettes and has not assessed any of these products as therapeutic goods."
Tip: 'cos they're consumer goods, not therapies.
Tip 2: Not asking them to 'support' it
"Some #ElectronicCigarettes and cartridges may be advertised as ‘#nicotine free’. Unless such products are tested and found to be nicotine free by accredited laboratories, suppliers and potential consumers cannot rely on such marketing claims."
Really? I have yet to see any ad that makes such an explicit statement. If anything, #vape shops are /neglecting to mention/ that the #eLiquids used in #eCigarettes fail to include #nicotine - the main reason for #vaping.
"@VictoriaPolice is responsible for investigating supply of #ElectronicCigarettes to the public. The local police station should be contacted if #eCigs are being offered for sale from retail outlets, /irrespective of whether the sales are being promoted as #nicotine free/."
Here ya' go fellas. Have at it!
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