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A person who was allegedly promoting e-cigarette vapes containing nicotine in south west NSW has been charged below new legal guidelines that took impact in the beginning of October. Police started investigating final month and on Thursday morning searched a Griffith service station, accompanied by NSW Well being compliance officers. They seized greater than 1230 of the prohibited vapes containing nicotine. Police estimated that they had a possible “road worth” of $55,000, figuring out to round $44 per vape. A 28-year-old man has been ordered to attend Griffith Native Courtroom on January 19 charged with two counts of restricted substance bought by a non-wholesaler. It is the primary time NSW Police have introduced any prices for supplying nicotine-containing vapes because the legal guidelines got here into impact on October 1. On that date, nicotine not administered by tobacco cigarettes (typically now referred to as “analog cigarettes”) or smoking cessation aids like patches and gums grew to become a schedule 4 prescription drugs, requiring a physician to log out on its consumption. Nicotine containing vapes can nonetheless be legally purchased by prescription holders at pharmacies or personally imported from abroad. Unlawful provide of liquid nicotine now carries a most penalty of $1650 or six months in jail, or each. NSW Well being informed AAP it has a “robust e-cigarette compliance and enforcement program” and has “elevated the variety of inspectors with powers to grab e-cigarettes”. Australian Related Press

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A person who was allegedly promoting e-cigarette vapes containing nicotine in south west NSW has been charged below new legal guidelines that took impact in the beginning of October.

Police started investigating final month and on Thursday morning searched a Griffith service station, accompanied by NSW Well being compliance officers.

They seized greater than 1230 of the prohibited vapes containing nicotine.

Police estimated that they had a possible “road worth” of $55,000, figuring out to round $44 per vape.

A 28-year-old man has been ordered to attend Griffith Native Courtroom on January 19 charged with two counts of restricted substance bought by a non-wholesaler.

It is the primary time NSW Police have introduced any prices for supplying nicotine-containing vapes because the legal guidelines got here into impact on October 1.

On that date, nicotine not administered by tobacco cigarettes (typically now referred to as “analog cigarettes”) or smoking cessation aids like patches and gums grew to become a schedule 4 prescription drugs, requiring a physician to log out on its consumption.

Nicotine containing vapes can nonetheless be legally purchased by prescription holders at pharmacies or personally imported from abroad.

Unlawful provide of liquid nicotine now carries a most penalty of $1650 or six months in jail, or each.

NSW Well being informed AAP it has a “robust e-cigarette compliance and enforcement program” and has “elevated the variety of inspectors with powers to grab e-cigarettes”.

Australian Related Press


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