Australia has captured the vaping community’s news with its sudden plan to strictly enforce the ban on its importation of nicotine.
Before the suggested ban, Australian vapers were allowed to purchase at any nicotine containing ejuice at Australian vape shops. Although the stores were not allowed to sell or carry nicotine containing vape liquid, many vapers still acquired nicotine vape juice through online sales due to the lax enforcement on nicotine imports.
CA Senate Bill 793 would prevent tobacco retailers from selling flavored tobacco products or tobacco product flavor enhancers. Not only would this wording ban non-vape products such as hookah and flavored cigarettes, it would likely ban alternate ways to sell e liquids such as shortfills, longfills, and aroma concentrates. Mint and menthol flavors would be banned as well. The only flavor that may be exempt is the “taste or aroma of tobacco.”
Stanton Glantz of University of California, San Francisco released a study and claimed vapes were more likely to cause heart attacks than traditional cigarettes. That study was recently retracted by the Journal of the American Heart Association.