We are at the pointy end now
Ohhhh, I see …
Teenagers have urged the Australian government to help them break their nicotine addiction, submissions to a major consultation on vaping reforms reveal.
A submission to drug regulator the Therapeutic Goods Administration from South Australia’s commissioner for children and young people, Helen Connolly, included comments from some of the 950 teenagers aged 13-to-19 surveyed by her office about vaping.
A 16-year-old girl described how: “All we have to do is go to a cheap servo … and there we can buy a vape without being asked for identification of age”.
“There really needs to be restrictions put in place to make them not so easy to access and then the addiction would be forced to stop,” the teenager wrote.
“I know many people, me included, would be extremely angry at first when there [sic] in the first few days without nicotine but if adults want children to stop, I truly believe it’s the only way.”
Well, it’s just another example of two arms of the state failing to do their duties: We don’t seem to be banning alcohol or blades (both essentials for me) based on the inability of retailers and wholesalers to follow the law. And, the police not bothering to invest any time or funds into performing their duty.
Vape issue solved - people just have to do their fucking jobs!
Thanks Session. Though oddly I had to confirm my date of birth in order to handover some black malt I ordered. Luckily in shops, my more salt than pepper beard is ID enough to prove that I’m over 25: As Brits can look over 18 when young (I was asked if I would vote for a candidate when I was 11), it is a universal policy to ask for ID for anyone who looks under 25-years-old.
P.S. It is called Challenge 25 in the UK.
Yet, I bet this girl wouldn’t be sold cigarettes if she tried.
And the exact point all of us are screaming at our respective governments.
Just get rid of disposables and you solve 90% of the problem. Kids are too damn lazy to even fill up a pod, never mind build and wick an RTA/RDA.
Well, I’d happily go along with that: So tired of the vast majority of releases being pods or AIOs.