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…

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.

How fair is Fare? The Canberra Lockouts

How fair is Fare? The Canberra Lockouts

Henry Innis discovers who is behind the ‘popular support’ for Canberra’s lock out laws There’s a pretty interesting piece of research coming out of Canberra today — a poll showing most Canberra residents want 3am last drinks implemented.   At a glance, it’s fairly innocuous. A poll in a newspaper shouldn’t be a big deal. But the results are somewhat surprising. Why would most Canberrans want this to be the case?   When I studied history at Sydney University, one of the critical parts of your research was to identify…

The People’s Republic of WA

The People’s Republic of WA

From the State that brought you the Potato Marketing Corporation to control the types and quantities of potatoes produced comes the latest attempt to turn Western Australia into a Venezuelan themed paradise. The Director of Liquor Licensing has released its decisionregarding Aldi’s application to sell liquor in their Harrisdale Shopping Centre store. This decision comes on the heels of the approval given to the Woolworths owned BWS to open a store at the same shopping centre. The decision noted that it was neither “necessary nor desirable” to have more than…