Imagine there was a way to save hundreds of thousands of lives and save the Australian taxpayer hundreds of million dollars a year in healthcare costs.
Imagine if such a technology existed. And experts all over the world have proven that there was no risk involved – just the potential to save lives.
Wouldn’t this be something? Wouldn’t it be miraculous? We would be singing and dancing in the streets!
The fact is that such a technology does exist – and the Australian government has made it illegal.
Smoking is one of the leading causes of preventable deaths in Australia. Millions of Australians can’t break the habit and die as a result.
Yet now a new technology – vaping – has arrived which helps smokers to quit. By delivering nicotine through water vapour, they still get their fix – but with none of the carcinogenic tars or chemicals involved in the burning of tobacco. It is a proven safe way to get people to quit and save lives.
The evidence is clear: As an expert independent evidence review published by Public Health England concluded: vaping is 95% safer than smoking and helps smokers quit. The UK Royal College of Physicians has begged for governments to support vaping as the best way to prevent death and disability from tobacco use.In fact, 40 of the leading public health activists in Australia and around the world have begged the Australian government to make this life-saving technology legal.
Why is our government standing in the way of saving people’s lives?
This is not a case of the government being wrong or misguided. This is a case of the government standing in the way of saving people’s lives. It is morally reprehensible, and we need to do something about it.
This is why the Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance, in conjunction with MyChoice Australia, have launched a new campaign for the Australian government to legalise vaping.
Please join our campaign at www.thrnow.com and tell your representatives that you support legalising vaping.
Because lives are literally at stake. Click HERE to join the campaign. It will take only a minute – but will make a real difference.
Originally published here.