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Smoking soon to be illegal in Australia?

Smoking soon to be illegal in Australia?

September 17, 2013 - Australia could become the first major nation to outlaw smoking, with a federal government-funded trial about to test the viability of electronic cigarettes as a safer, permanent replacement for tobacco.

Medical experts, cancer groups and anti-smoking lobbyists battled for decades to rid cigarettes from public spaces.

''E-cigarettes'' are battery-powered devices that simulate the effects of smoking by heating a nicotine liquid into vapour, which the user then inhales and exhales.

While the gadgets have been hailed as a safer substitute for cigarettes, there is no comprehensive scientific research into the health risks of inhaling vapour.


The Sun-Herald can reveal that as part of its anti-smoking reform agenda, the previous Labor government committed more than $1 million to a pioneering study that, by 2015, will determine whether or not e-cigarettes could be utilised to phase out traditional cigarettes altogether.

But while Labor took on ''big tobacco'' in the High Court to introduce world-first plain packaging laws and vowed to ban all political donations from tobacco companies, it is uncertain if the Coalition is equally committed.



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Australia could be first country in world to ban smoking

Recharging: Leon Alegria and Damian Duncan enjoy their electronic cigarettes at their local pub Australia could become the first major nation to outlaw smoking, with a federal government-funded trial about to test the viability of electronic cigarettes as a safer, permanent replacement for tobacco. Medical experts, cancer groups and anti-smoking...

Smoking ban in the pipeline?

Australia could be first country in world to ban smoking

Australia could become first nation to outlaw smoking


( via smh.com.au )



6 comments

  • properREDeye#

    properREDeye wrote September 18, 2013 1:00:49 PM CEST

    Lol think u might have had enough Canubis today. So here we go again with the persecution of smokers. Some do-gooder beurorcat has decided they will not tolerate the way we decide to kill ourselves slowly over 50 years. If they think they can stop me smoking lets see them try. They can pry it from my cold dead hands and not because i love smoking so much, but because i wont tolerate intolerant c**ts like that telling me what to do with my on body in my own home, they can eat a bag of dicks

  • Canubis#

    Canubis wrote September 18, 2013 12:50:39 PM CEST

    deleat this n the before MOD of vid..Corn :P

  • Canubis#

    Canubis wrote September 18, 2013 12:49:07 PM CEST

    bum suk thos cigs when u can, quit asap and u make money :)

  • Canubis#

    Canubis wrote September 18, 2013 12:49:00 PM CEST

    bum suk thos cigs when u can, quit asap and u make money :)

  • Canubis#

    Canubis wrote September 18, 2013 12:42:35 PM CEST

    smokers only come to a place because they can smoke i h8 places that dont smoke,

    anti smokers wonder why pokie revenue is down

    im onto that gov shit and made a seed bank for tobaco!..it contains 0 seeds,

    i was buying seeds off Ebay ...bonsai seeds and was offered tobaco, i refuses got the dodgy seeds and then they shutdown my ebay account! FKN EBAY IM AT YOUR DOORSTEP! KNOCK KNOCK reply to my abusive emails!#@UF ...they wont reply to me any longer....??? they sent debt colectors they sent lawywers and now they wont fkn rply...this is over 1$....

  • Canubis#

    Canubis wrote September 18, 2013 12:33:40 PM CEST

    leave an ash try on the fkn table or els..

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