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29 Nov 2023

Australia to Ban Disposable Vapes to Curb Youth Nicotine Addiction

Beginning January, Australia will prohibit imports of single-use vapes, aiming to reduce nicotine addiction among children. The country is also drafting new laws to prevent the manufacturing, advertising, and distribution of disposable vaping products, as part of a wider strategy to eliminate recreational vaping entirely. This move follows concerns raised by Australia's health minister over vaping leading to a new generation's dependence on nicotine. Research [has linked](https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/newsroom/news-releases/2020/01/vaping-increases-odds-of-asthma-and-copd) the practice to chronic lung disease and asthma. [Source](https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-67550685?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA)