A non-independent study conducted by Philip Morris International showed that, compared with 62% in Brazil and 66% in Hong Kong, only 43% of Australian smokers surveyed by tobacco companies believed that they had all the information they needed to comfortably switch to Vape.
Lead researcher Povaddo surveyed 16,099 smokers and non-smokers in 13 countries, including Australia, and found that many of them would consider switching from smoking to smoking. Globally, 68% of smoking participants stated that they are more likely to switch if they can obtain reliable information that points out the differences between the various available products.
The Australian cohort of the survey consisted of 1,238 respondents, of which 11% were current smokers and 4% were occasional smokers. The data compiled from this cohort shows that providing such information would be very beneficial by timesvape.
In Australia, public health experts and Liberal Party MPs have been working hard to overturn the current Vape ban. In Australia, these devices are legal, but the use of nicotine-containing refills is not the case.
In August 2016, some public health activists, among them the New Nicotine Alliance (NNA), submitted a proposal to the local regulatory agency Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) to remove nicotine concentrations below 3.6% from the poison standard. However, in February 2017, the TGA rejected the application and maintained the nicotine ban.
In September last year, the New South Wales liberal Trent Zimmerman presided over a parliamentary investigation in 2018, which was commissioned to investigate the use of Vape, and once again raised the issue of Vape’s regulations in parliament. In response, Australian Health Minister Greg Hunter finally agreed to conduct an independent investigation of the scientific evidence related to these devices. However, almost a year later, little information about the investigation was released.
Finally, in response to a question raised by Senator Cory Bernardi in the Senate earlier this month, the Australian government has released some details:
The research will be conducted by the highly acclaimed epidemiologist Professor Emily Banks and his team from the National Epidemiology and Population Health Centre of the Australian National University. Effective February 27, 2019, the grant for the project is USD 750,000, and the project is expected to be completed in December 2020.