Electronic cigarettes (sometimes abbreviated as “e-cigs,” “vapes,” and “vape pens”) are battery-operated devices that work by vaporising a liquid (called “e-liquid”) (called vaping). They are made in a way that permits aerosol vapour containing nicotine and/or other substances to be inhaled directly into the lungs (also mentioned to as enail kit or e-liquid nicotine). While most electronic cigarette devices do not include tobacco, there is a wide range of substance availability and aesthetic variety in the marketplace.
Are electronic cigarettes allowed there?
Use of nicotine-free electronic cigarettes is legal in South Australia. Tobacco-free electronic cigarettes are available for purchase and use by anyone over the age of 18. Warning labels should inform consumers that these items may still contain nicotine notwithstanding what the labels claim.
Similar to the regulations placed on tobacco cigarettes, South Australian law applies to electronic cigarettes as well.
Sale of electronic cigarettes to those under the age of 18 is illegal.
Displays and other forms of in-store advertising for electronic cigarettes are illegal.
If there are any passengers in the car younger than 16, it is illegal for anyone to smoke an electronic cigarette.
Any business planning to sell electronic cigarettes must first obtain a Retail Tobacco and E-Cigarette Merchant’s License.
To what extent do electronic cigarettes not pose health risks?
Contrary to common misconception, electronic cigarettes are not risk-free. Many people assume, incorrectly, that all e-cigarettes do is exhale flavoured water vapour. The following health risks associated with electronic cigarette use have been identified.
Recent research indicates that nicotine e-cigarette use is associated with increased cardiovascular risk factors. Potentially increasing the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
Among young adults and adolescents, electronic herb vaporizer usage has been associated with an increased risk of epileptic seizures.
A rising number of incidences of burn injuries and fires have been linked to electronic cigarette batteries exploding.
Despite the fact that the ingredients in electronic cigarettes are generally considered harmless when ingested or applied topically, the long-term effects on health of heating, aerosolizing, and inhaling these ingredients are unknown, and they may impair lung function.