AUSTRALIA is to ban recreational vaping and tighten other aspects of e-cigarette laws, it announced in recent days.
The measures represent the biggest crackdown on the tobacco industry in more than a decade - and it's all aimed at trying to stop an alarming rise in teenage vaping.
The government aims to ban all disposable vapes - which often comes in fruity flavours - as well as ban the import of non-prescription vapes and limit nicotine levels, aiming for the sale of vapes to be confined to helping smokers quit.
Nicotine vapes already require a prescription in Australia, but the industry is poorly regulated and a black market is thriving.
Health Minister Mark Butler says the products are creating a new generation of nicotine addicts in Australia.