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Does the Cancer Council’s position on vaping differ from the rest of the world?

Vaping is again in the spotlight with the Cancer Council supporting the Department of Health’s renewed stance on blocking the sale and marketing of nicotine vaping products in Australia.

Currently, nicotine e-liquids cannot be sold or marketed by Australian retailers, but they can be imported from international sellers.

The announcement comes after New Zealand implemented their own changes in July which have been touted as “sensible, balanced vaping regulation” – helping smokers switch to vaping while restricting access from young people.

New Zealand’s new regulations are in line with many others around the world, so why are we bucking the trend?

Dr Joe Kosterich joined Chris Ilsleny to try and make sense of the decision.

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