This inquiry has been established to examine the current situation in New South Wales regarding e-cigarette use ('vaping'), its prevalence among children and young people, and the impact of programs and services aimed at preventing uptake. The inquiry will look at the effectiveness of New South Wales' current regulatory framework and explore ways to address challenges in enforcement and compliance. The Committee will consider how New South Wales can work with the Federal Government to implement reforms on e-cigarette products.
That the Committee inquire into and report on options to improve e-cigarette regulation and compliance in New South Wales, with particular reference to:
(a) the current situation in NSW regarding:
i. the prevalence of e-cigarette use among children and young people
ii. health risks associated with e-cigarette products
iii. the impact of programs and services aimed at preventing uptake or continuing use of e-cigarettes,
(b) NSW's current regulatory framework, in particular:
i. its effectiveness in reducing harm from e-cigarette use
ii. its effectiveness in preventing illegal supply
iii. challenges to enforcement and compliance and ways to overcome these,
(c) how NSW can work with the Federal Government to implement reforms on e-cigarette products,
(d) any other related matter.
The Parliament of New South Wales acknowledges and respects the traditional lands of all Aboriginal people, and pays respects to all Elders past and present. We acknowledge the Gadigal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which the Parliament of New South Wales stands.