Vaping prevalence increasing, but far too slowly..
The latest statistics indicate that vaping among adult ex-smokers is ever increasing, albeit at a slower rate than other western countries. Thanks to our outdated draconian regulations, making the transition to a proven, healthier alternative, continues to be difficult for a fairly high percentage of Australians; particularly for the disadvantaged and indigenous peoples.
The fact that nicotine, (considered to be somewhat of a wonder drug by an increasing number of medical and science professionals) is easily accessible for tobacco smokers, yet, liquid nicotine for vaping is illegal to be sold domestically, is in a nutshell, both absurd and counterproductive.
According to the latest research, 227,000 or 1.2% of the population aged 18 years or above were reported to be current vapers, however, these stats are from 2016.
ATHRA posted a blog with full details here.