The Australian Medical Association (AMA) has found young people are still accessing Vaping products despite a ban that came into effect last month.
The shipment of e-cigarettes, nicotine pods and, liquid nicotine have been barred from entering the country.
The AMA SA president, Michelle Atchison, said she was concerned about young people accessing the products after the ban was enforced.
Roughly 200,000 Australians use e-cigarettes. With Flavour like Watermelon, Lychee, Pink Lemonade, and Milk tea, these colorful smoking devices have become popular amongst the youth of Australia.
One Vape can get up to 600 puffs for $15
The major concern is that we don’t know the long term health effects:
Organisations like the AMA, Cancer Council Australia, and the Australian Council on Smoking and Health say there’s growing evidence that it could be harmful to our health.
Vapes should only be accessed with a prescription with the current restrictions
With Border Force seizing shipments coming into the country will the supply slow stop or will vapers turn to increased risk methods to obtain them?