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E-cigarettes not unbanned in Australia

| July 29, 2014

In Australia, it is illegal to sell electronic cigarettes to deliver nicotine, not because a bureaucrat has made a decision to ban them, but because no one has yet asked the right bureaucrat for permission, according to David Leyonhjelm, the Liberal Democrats’ senator for New South   Wales, writing in The Australian Financial Review.

‘It seems everything is illegal in Australia unless a bureaucrat gives permission, Leyonhjelm said. ‘What’s worse, you have to go to the trouble and expense of asking for permission, because if bureaucrats were proactive they would run the risk of serving the public.’

Leyonhjelm’s piece is at: http://www.afr.com/p/opinion/cigarettes_at_mercy_of_bureaucrats_eEi8fov0QbFpWgjd136uWJ.

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