Two Australian politicians openly support vaping in parliament
It’s not often that vaping gets such positive political attention, but in the last two weeks it’s happened twice.
First up was Liberal MP for Bowman (QLD) Andrew Laming, who gave an impassioned speech in the House of Representatives on March 30th.
Next it was the turn of controversial Independent Senator Cory Bernardi from South Australia, who said that the decision by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and Department of Health to continue to outlaw the use of nicotine in electronic cigarettes was going against all of the research and wisdom from other English-speaking countries, who have embraced its capacity to help smokers quit cigarettes.
We can only hope the positive response continues from members of parliament, and that Australia does further research and eventually embraces the possibilities surrounding vaping and electronic cigarettes. This is certainly a good start.