Retail leaders from the Master Grocers Association (MGA), the Australian Lotteries and Newsagents Association (ALNA) and united by the Australian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS) call on the Albanese Government to convene a national policy summit to identify urgent actions to quash black market sales of e-cigarettes.
The ABC’s 4 Corners has exposed the chasm in leadership that has supported the rising black market vaping trade which targets and exploits young Australians.
This current regulatory approach is effectively prohibitionist and is directly contributing to the chaos in the market and enabling illegitimate retailers to sell unregulated products to anyone, including children.
The system is failing Australian parents, schools, children, healthcare providers and consumers.
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