To fight for our vaping rights, let's clarify the two main differences between vaping and smoking.
1. Firstly, vaping produces vapour. Unlike the traditional cigarette, we are not inhaling the smoke and chemicals from burning it. With vaping, no burning is taking place.
2. Eliquids contain 4 ingredients: Propylene Glycol (PG), Vegetable Glycerin (VG), Flavour and Nicotine*.
*Almost all ejuices have the option of no nicotine. Or you can select the level of nicotine according to your preference.
Tobacco Cigarettes contains over 4,000 chemicals, including 43 known cancer-causing (carcinogenic) compounds and 400 other toxins. This includes nicotine, tar, and carbon monoxide, as well as formaldehyde, ammonia, hydrogen cyanide, arsenic, and DDT.
How will the Tobacco Amendment Bill affect the vaping community?
The definition of smoke will be changed to include "use an e-cigarette to generate or release an aerosol or vapour." This basically means that e-cigarettes will be categorised as a tobacco product. When this happens:
This is just the beginning. If we don't fight for our rights, we face the possible threat of having e-cigarettes banned altogether.
What can we do?