Australia Announces E-Cigarette Regulation Reforms

Australia Announces E-Cigarette Regulation Reforms
Health Minister Mark Butler unveils e-cigarette regulation changes, including plain packaging, flavor bans, and focusing on overseas imports.

Australian Health Minister Mark Butler will announce reforms to the regulation of e-cigarettes on May 9, ahead of the federal budget, including the introduction of plain packaging and a ban on certain flavors, reports the Guardian.


Butler stated that the government also plans to promote non-drug e-cigarettes and will focus on imports from overseas.


Butler said that e-cigarettes are imported in small boxes, making them difficult to intercept at the border. States and territories are also reluctant to allocate resources to regulate the black market. As a result, action must be taken at the border, and states must take practical measures to regulate imported e-cigarettes.


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