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Australia’s vaping restrictions labelled as ‘outrageous’

E-cigarettes could save thousands of lives but the government isn’t getting on board.

Vaping is used around the world to reduce smoking deaths but it is illegal to smoke them without a prescription in Australia.

NSW Liberal MP Peter Phelps tells Ben Fordham his fellow politicians are being cowardly by refusing to legalise the safer alternative.

“My father and mother both smoked and I see this as a way to get people off smoking.

“People start smoking for the nicotine and it’s the tar and ash which kill them.

“So in a perfect world no one would smoke…we’re not in a perfect world so what do you do, you say what’s the best option?

“It’s just outrageous, the overseas studies are absolutely clear.

“I’m not going to stop in this fight.”

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