December 2nd, 2015
E-cigarette ban in place to protect children (au)
The Daily Examiner
It Is now illegal to use an e-cigarette in a car while a child under the age of 16 is present. Drivers caught breaking the law, which comes into effect today, will be fined $250 by NSW Police who will have the power to issue on the spot fines. “These include a ban on the display and advertising of e-cigarettes and accessories, which also commences today and a ban on the sale of these products to minors, which commenced on September 1 this year,” Ms Adams said.
“The NSW Government has introduced these laws to protect children from any potential harms associated with e-cigarettes.” A public education campaign is being undertaken to increase awareness in the community about the law banning the use of e-cigarettes in a car with children present, including radio traffic spots and social media posts.