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Australia: The First Major Nation to Outlaw Smoking

by Bidita Debnath on September 16, 2013 at 10:26 PM
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 Australia: The First Major Nation to Outlaw Smoking

The first major nation to outlaw smoking could be Australia.

A federal government-funded trial is about to test the viability of electronic cigarettes as a safer, permanent replacement for tobacco.

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Medical experts, cancer groups and anti-smoking lobbyists battled for decades to rid cigarettes from public spaces, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

According to the report, 'E-cigarettes' are battery-powered devices that simulate the effects of smoking by heating a nicotine liquid into vapour, which the user then inhales and exhales.

Source: ANI
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