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Australian Authorities seize 35 tonnes of vapes worth an estimated $11 million

More than 35 tonnes of vapes worth an estimated $11 million and suspected to contain nicotine have been seized across Australia.
As a part of a crackdown led by Australian Border Force (ABF) and the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), large shipments have been discovered attempting to use air cargo and international mail to enter the country.
The vapes were uncovered in New South WalesVictoriaQueensland and Western Australia.
The TGA has estimated 92 per cent or 376,000 vapes had fake labels claiming they were nicotine-free.
TGA laboratories also tested 287 samples and 85 per cent were found to contain nicotine.
Home Affairs Minister Clare O’Neil said a multi-faceted approach is required to reduce the amount of vapes in the community, including enforcement and better education around the harmful impact of vaping.
 

“Vaping was never intended to be a recreational product,” Butler said. Buy cannabis vape pens and cartridges online Australia.

At least 68 per cent of the vapes seized were disposable devices, the majority of which were brands previously identified as having products in breach of the minimum safety and quality standards for nicotine vaping products.
Health Minister Mark Butler said later this month a meeting will take between Australia‘s health ministers and police ministers to explore how the government can work together on a single regulatory framework to remove vapes from the market. 
 

“VAPING was always sold as a therapeutic product for hardened smokers, not a recreational product that would get our kids hooked to nicotine.

“Instead, what we see is these things being sold right through the community to young people.
“We hear stories right now, as Year 12s are doing exams, of Year 12s having to put nicotine patches on to get through an exam without taking a vape.
“This is simply not acceptable to governments across the country, we’re determined to stamp this out.”
“Instead, what we see is these things being sold right through the community to young people.
“We hear stories right now, as Year 12s are doing exams, of Year 12s having to put nicotine patches on to get through an exam without taking a vape.
“This is simply not acceptable to governments across the country, we’re determined to stamp this out.”

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