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A report by the Western Australian Parliament’s Select Committee on Personal Choice and Community Safety published in May 2020 stated,

that while the national daily smoking rate among adults has reduced significantly, the Council of Australian Governments’ smoking rate goal of a 10% by 2018, has not been achieved.

The majority of the Committee recommended that the Tobacco Products Control Act 2006 be amended to lift the prohibition on the sale of e-cigarette devices and provide for regulation proportionate to the risk; for example, by banning the sale of e-cigarette devices to children.

The Committee also recommended the WA Government formally request the Therapeutic Goods Administration to review the scheduling of liquid nicotine in order to help reduce the smoking rate.

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Aussie smokers left behindWA PARLIAMENT TO HEAR THE URGENT NEED FOR LEGALISING SMOKE-FREE PRODUCTS WA Government smoking rate goal of 10%, not metNORTHERN TERRITORY TOPS NATIONAL SMOKING RATE
Smoking rates in Australia stallSMOKING RATES STALL – DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES AT HIGHEST RISK The Federal Parliament has agreed to establish a Senate Select Committee on tobacco harm reduction to look into the use and regulation of nicotine vaping productsPARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY INTO TOBACCO HARM REDUCTION