New Public Vaping Laws Coming Into Effect

The same Sydney public smoking and transport ban that applies to traditional cigarettes, or analogs as vapers refer to them, will soon also apply to e-cigarette smoking.

Brad Hazzard, Health Minister, announced that the amendment to the Smoke-free Environment Bill would come into effect in July.

“The new laws do not ban people from using e-cigarettes,” he said. “Put simply, where you are not allowed to smoke cigarettes, you now cannot vape, either.”

If caught smoking a regular cigarette or vaping device in public, violators could pay up to $550 in fines.

When put into effect, Sydney will join Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria, and the ACT in regulating e-cigarettes in public areas.

Learn more about this story on The Daily Telegraph.

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