If users of e-cigarettes in Australia celebrate too much today, please forgive them.
After all, the ban on imports of nicotine which comes into force on July 1 was suddenly withdrawn by the Australian Department of Health Greg Hunter, and its implementation was delayed until January 1, 2021.
The ban was announced on June 20 and will extend the ban on imports of electronic cigarettes containing nicotine for one year and come into force on 1 July.
Shows prohibitory from 1 July importing liquid ecigarettes contain nicotine, and anyone violating regulations banned be fined US $ 220,000.
But users of e-cigarettes can still get nicotine e-liquid through a doctor’s prescription.
However, according to local media reports, the sad reality is that only a very small number of Australian doctors are willing to write prescriptions for nicotine in accordance with current law, and taking into account the complex requirements and slow of the new plan even less are now ready.
Following the announcement of the ban, Australian Health Minister felt protests and opposition from users of e-cigarettes local anger.
Angry opponents entered the social media, called and wrote to local authorities to complain.
At the same time, a petition against the ban created by two members of Congress received more than 52,000 signatures in less than 24 hours.
This is a protest of people. What makes the Ministry of Health even more problematic is that your backyard also caught fire.
After the Minister of Health announced the ban, he encountered increasing opposition from his colleagues, including members of his party.
On Thursday, 28 members of the governing coalition signed a letter against the import ban nicotine.
Members of the House of Commons, including Sen. Matt Canavan and George Christensen, Health Minister publicly opposed Greg Hunter and the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) attacking 500,000 users of e-cigarettes Australians.
They initiated a request asking for the subversion of the import ban e-cigarette liquid nicotine, and instead of legalizing and regulating it.
pay attention to the word, legalize and monitor.
28 members of Congress warned that cumbersome regulatory requirements is effectively banning people buy liquid spray and make them smoke again.
They believe that the rapid implementation of import restrictions is too hasty and completely unreal.
Members of Congress said that with this in mind, we asked the government to repeal regulations that establish a new regulatory framework and allows existing plans to last the least until the end of this year, while further consultations on the proposed changes can take place.
It is said that the Health Minister very kindly:
We understand that you have different views on the relative risks of establishing a regulated e-cigarette market in Australia. We respect your opinion.
Although we are divided on this issue, we believe that the regulatory changes proposed are too rushed and can cause widespread community opposition and harmful health consequences.
One person said that even though there has never been such a large-scale resistance against the Ministry of Health, these parliamentarians are not alone. With the exception of Turkey, all other OECD countries have legalized e-cigarettes. The UK has even begun to open the e-cigarette shops in hospitals to help smokers trying to quit.
Following the announcement of the ban, all parties reacted:
1. Non-governmental organizations are protesting: disenfranchisement
Alliance Pacific Asia promoters reducing damage the snuff (CAPHRA) protested prohibition of Australia to imports of liquid nicotine, saying they would deprive millions of smokers and non-smokers existing Australians the right to better alternatives.
CAPHRA said the use of e-cigarettes, products heat-not-burn of snuff and other electronic delivery systems nicotine is considered part of reducing damage snuff. This is a public health strategy aimed at provid