The world’s first anti-vape reforms are set to be introduced by the Australian government this month as officials intend to target the black market of the practice.
The reforms are to be introduced in the May budget and will target everything from packaging, importation, availability and contents.
A whopping AUD $234 million are to be used to fund the measures, with the changes set to be unveiled on the 2nd of May by Health minister Mark Butler.
The laws will see the stopping of importing of non-prescription vapes, the restriction of flavours, colours and other ingredients.
Packaging will also be made plain, whilst also reducing nicotine concentration and banning all single-use, disposable vapes.
Despite still being legal to buy a nicotine vape with a prescription, the government intends to make it increasingly difficult.
According to data compiled by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, e-cigarette use by Australians aged 14 or older doubled from 2016 to 2019.