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Public health experts to urge all parties ignore pro-vape industry’s lies, and back govt’s vaping bill

Public Health Association of Australia < 1 mins read

Media alert

21 March 2024


Experts from across the public health sector will on Thursday meet in Parliament to encourage all members of parliament and senators to ignore the lies of the Big Tobacco and Big Vape industries, and vote for the Australian Government’s vaping reform bill.

Speakers will include representatives from bodies including the Public Health Association of Australia, the Australian Council on Smoking and Health, and academics who specialise in tobacco and vaping control.


What:  Joint doorstop urging all political parties to support the federal government’s vaping bill


When: 8:45am AEDT, Thursday 21 March


Where: Senate Courtyard, Parliament House, Canberra


Who: Adj Prof Terry Slevin (CEO, Public Health Association of Australia), Professor Becky Freeman (University of Sydney), and Laura Hunter (Australian Council on Smoking & Health, ACOSH)


Additional interviews with Adj Prof Slevin, Professor Freeman, and Laura Hunter are available.


Media contacts:

Paris Lord (PHAA, 0478 587 917,

Maria Kelly 0432 049 034

Alys Gagnon (ACOSH) 0438 379 977


The Public Health Association of Australia advocates for the health and wellbeing of everyone. We strive to help prevent, rather than cure, illness and disease.

ACOSH is an independent, non-government, not for profit coalition which represents 31 prominent health, research, social service and community organisations with a shared concern about smoking and vaping and their harmful consequences.


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