An important update regarding the nicotine ban in Australia:
To whom it may concern,
Some of you may have already known this, however we would like to address the incoming Nicotine Ban in Australia. The battle is far from over.
Minister Hunt plans to introduce a streamlined version of the regulations on 1 January 2021. Importation of nicotine e-liquid would still require a prescription, however details are not available.
Vapers want nicotine liquid to be legalized and regulated so it is readily available as a quitting aid for smokers but with access to youth minimized. Vaping nicotine, a far safer alternative to smoking, should not be more difficult to access than cigarettes.
Vapers cannot rest. Over the next 3 months, vaping advocates will need to build a case to stop the proposed regulations altogether. Hundreds of thousands of Australian lives depend on it.
What can I do?
The threat to effectively ban vaping galvanised the vape community.
Vapers contacted their MPs and the Health Minister en masse to raise their concerns A fighting fund was established to fund a campaign, raising $35,000 Coalition MPs Senator Matt Canavan and George Christiansen MP set up a petition which collected over 72,000 signatures in favour of vaping in a couple of daysA social media campaign swung into action with the hashtag #vapingsavedmeVape shops contacted their customers to oppose the regulationsA video campaign of vapers telling their stories on social media Advocates flooded the media on radio, television and online outlets Opinion pieces were published eg here and here
If you would like to continue vaping and ban this new legislation from being made please sign the petition:
What will happen at Smartpodsau until January 1? At Smartpodsau we care about our customers journey to quitting cigarettes. We will and always have been about minimising the harm that cigarettes cause. Alongside this we care greatly about ensuring that underage people are unable to get their hands on nicotine devices that are meant to aid people quitting as opposed to starting a new habit. We have introduced the verification System where customers need to Identify their age prior to receiving their first order. This has been extremely successful – We have entirely mitigated the possibility of Minors ordering from our website.
Until then, we have anticipated a large quantity of orders prior to the Ban. We will be stocked up and ready to ship in large quantities to meet all of our customers demands. As we do not have control over the quantity demanded, we do ask customers who wish to order bulk quantities before the Ban to do so in advance and not to leave it to the last second as it happened previously.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you, our incredible customers for the ongoing business and support we have received. We are truly humbled to think that we were able to help so many people flick the old habit. We would also like to thank you for sticking with us for so long, especially considering the amount of competitors that entered the space since we started.
At Smartpodsau we are always looking forwards and upwards, the sky is the limit. We have already introduced new Nicotine free devices which have been extremely successful in aiding people to quit. Some of these new devices include the Ripple, Inhale health, and eagle energy devices.
We are always looking for new and improved methods for people to quit smoking and as such will be launching a number of new devices shortly to aid smokers in their fight against tobacco.
We are looking forward to the next few months of serving you to the best of our abilities. We will be introducing some great deals and even cheaper shipping with Australia Post shortly. Keep posted via our Instagram @smartpodsau