Policy position on electronic cigarettes

Cancer Council NSW calls for comprehensive regulation of electronic cigarette

Cancer Council NSW calls on the NSW Government to regulate the sale and use of e-cigarettes in a similar way to tobacco products by:

  • Banning the sale of e-cigarettes to children
  • Banning fruity, sweet and confectionery flavoured e-cigarettes and e-liquids
  • Banning e-cigarette advertising and in-store promotions, including displays
  • Requiring businesses wanting to sell e-cigarettes to register with the NSW Ministry of Health
  • Restricting the use of e-cigarettes in indoor and outdoor areas where it is illegal to smoke tobacco products (e.g. in workplaces, on public transport, in restaurants, near children’s play equipment)

A survey of 1,001 NSW adults found strong community support for regulating e-cigarettes in these ways, with 73% agreeing that similar restrictions to cigarettes and tobacco products should apply to e-cigarettes. To read more about community support for e-cigarette regulation click here

More information:

What are electronic cigarettes? 
Are electronic cigarettes legal in NSW?
Why does Cancer Council NSW believe electronic cigarettes need to be regulated?
Does the NSW community support e-cigarette regulation?
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