From July 1st, ordering nicotine vaping liquid from overseas will be illegal, attracting a personal fine of up to $220,000. This effectively bans the use of vaping as a smoking cessation aid and amounts to a brazen attack on Australian's right to choose a safer alternative to smoking.
Smoking-related illnesses kill 50 Australians every day, but Federal "Health" Minister Greg Hunt has requested the Australian Border Force to proactively stop the import of this life-saving technology. The international evidence shows that vaping is at least 95% safer than smoking - legal in the US, UK and New Zealand, but harshly punished in Australia.
Make no mistake, this is part of a war on individual health choice, and affects everyone. The Liberal Democrats will not stop fighting until this egregious policy is overturned. If you value your right to choose a healthier lifestyle in a free market, join our fight to legalise vaping today: sign up today!