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Hervey Bay authorities cracking down on illegal e-cigarettes

HERVEY Bay police and Queensland Health are cracking down on illegal liquid nicotine, commonly used in e-cigarettes.

Nicotine is a highly toxic, addictive and hazardous chemical, classed as a Schedule 7 dangerous poison.

Senior Sergeant Nikki Colfs said detectives from the Maryborough CIB had seized a large quantity of liquid nicotine which was being distributed in the Hervey Bay and Maryborough areas.

"A 34-year-old Hervey Bay man has been charged under the Health Drugs and Poisons Regulation 1996," Snr Sgt Colfs said.

"We have also received information and intelligence that liquid nicotine is being sold on local websites, at local markets and from residential houses."

There are no legal ways of importing e-cigarettes containing nicotine into Queensland.

Residents can surrender their liquid nicotine products to their local community pharmacy for destruction.

>>Read page one of the Queensland Health fact sheet on e-cigarettes by clicking here

>>Read page two of the Queensland Health fact sheet on e-cigarettes by clicking here

>>Read the Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service warning by clicking here

Topics:  e-cigarettes, hervey bay, police, queensland health




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