SA to ban the advertising of life-saving vaping technology

SA to ban the advertising of life-saving vaping technology

The SA government has recently announced a ban on the advertising of vaping products, despite their potential to significantly reduce the active and passive harm of tobacco. Taking on the recommendations of a 2016 Select Committee, the SA government is seeking to “regulate” vaping in order to “prohibit the sale to children.” However, the decision to ban the advertising and usage of vaping in enclosed areas is throwing the baby out with the bathwater. Not only will it do little to encourage the 15.7% of South Australian adolescents to quit…

Legalise nicotine vaping as a harm reduction solution for tobacco smoking

Legalise nicotine vaping as a harm reduction solution for tobacco smoking

Originally published on Online Opinion By Satyajeet Marar The 7th WHO Conference of the Parties (COP7) is coming soon to sunny Delhi, India and on the agenda for the 180 odd countries and international associations will be the spectre of tobacco. We’ve known about the full devastation of tobacco for decades now. We know that it is one of the most potent carcinogens in the world. We also know that it is also one of the world’s most lucrative drugs… for governments – a veritable coughing and sputtering cash cow….

Why Is Our Government Refusing To Save People’s Lives?

Why Is Our Government Refusing To Save People’s Lives?

Imagine there was a way to save hundreds of thousands of lives and save the Australian taxpayer hundreds of million dollars a year in healthcare costs. Imagine if such a technology existed. And experts all over the world have proven that there was no risk involved – just the potential to save lives. Wouldn’t this be something? Wouldn’t it be miraculous? We would be singing and dancing in the streets! The fact is that such a technology does exist – and the Australian government has made it illegal. Smoking is…

73% OF AUSTRALIANS SUPPORT LEGALISING VAPING!

73% OF AUSTRALIANS SUPPORT LEGALISING VAPING!

A new study by the Sexton Marketing Group involving 4,000 Australians found that 73% of Australians would support the legalisation of eCigarettes to help smokers quit and 54% of Australians view the legalisation of eCigarettes as a potential vote-influencing or even vote-changing issue. Legalising e-cigarettes WILL save lives, and the overwhelming public support for this life-saving technology is clear. That is why MyChoice Australia has launched a campaign in conjunction with The Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance to allow these products in Australia and help smokers quit. Join our campaign and write…

THE WHO IGNORES THE VOICES OF 20 MILLION SUCCESSFUL EX-SMOKERS

THE WHO IGNORES THE VOICES OF 20 MILLION SUCCESSFUL EX-SMOKERS

The following is a media release from the International Network of Nicotine Consumer Organisations we felt of interest:  THE WHO IGNORES THE VOICES OF 20 MILLION SUCCESSFUL EX-SMOKERS INNCO, a new alliance of safer nicotine consumer organisations is launched to demand consultation by global regulators. Safer nicotine products save lives. It is time for the WHO to acknowledge human rights and support informed choices for better health. The International Network of Nicotine Consumer Organisations (INNCO), a ground-breaking global consumer advocacy network representing over 20 million former smokers worldwide, is being…

For the fans of schadenfreude

For the fans of schadenfreude

We are very happy to report that a Brexit-ed Britain won’t submit to the EU nanny state. Our inbox is full of howling public heath groups, all a-twitter after learning that new PM Theresa May isn’t going to pander to their endless grant-seeking. We are almost as happy to report that sugar tax campaigner and general food busy-body Jamie Oliver is very, very unhappy about this turn of events. Jamie has kindly put together an infographic of all the ways in which Britain’s new obesity strategy ignores his desire to force his policy…

Tax: the politician’s drug of choice

Tax: the politician’s drug of choice

By James Penny It’s election time. So we can be guaranteed one thing, promises of spending. Well it seems the incumbent government has not had the intestinal fortitude to look to cut spending to solve the deficit, so we turn to the simple solution. Increase revenue. Although some may think that it is class warfare, the matter is simple. It is big government wanting to dictate how you live your life and wanting you to pay through the nose for ‘poor’ choices. It is simple, the prohibitionist state.

Revenge of the kids who never got invited to parties

Revenge of the kids who never got invited to parties

By Satyajeet Mareer Meet Bob. Like many teens, Bob once had dreams about going out and partying, enjoying great nights on the town and getting occasionally ‘sloshed’ with mates as well as enjoying the company of chicky babes.   Unfortunately, Bob grew into an uninspiringly bland individual with no particularly impressive qualities who was constantly overlooked by the ‘cool kids’ because he was no fun to be around. In time, Bob’s seething bitterness manifested itself into a sinister will to power – “if I can’t have fun no one can!”…

Government Bans Healthy and Safe Alternative: E-Cigarettes

Government Bans Healthy and Safe Alternative: E-Cigarettes

Katarina Perkovic outlines where the nanny state has shot it self in the leg, by banning safe and healthy smoking alternatives. Disregard science and let’s push research further down the priority list – whilst we’re at it, let’s just ban e-cigarettes all together before the market decides where its true place lies. E-cigarettes are the free market solution for those that want to quit smoking. A study in Nicotine and Tobacco Research has suggested that E-cigarettes could lead to a 21 percent drop in deaths from smoking related diseases in…

The Folly of Plain Packaging: Tim Andrews

The Folly of Plain Packaging: Tim Andrews

Cody Findlay discusses some of the points made in ATA Executive Director Tim Andrews’ speech on plain packaging: including its policy failures, contempt for free speech and for intellectual property rights. Tim Andrews, Executive Director of the Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance, recently made a conclusive speech about tobacco plain packaging; its policy failures and its total disregard for intellectual property rights.