Senator Stirling Griff - Vape Hater
The latest pelican to open his mouth in Canberra doesnt really need any introduction, South Australian Senator Stirling Griff aka (Harold Bishop & Shooter McGavin’s love child) has really made himself look either
- Really Stupid and/or
- In big tobacco’s back pocket
Do you ever just wonder, how are these fools running a chook raffle let alone a country?
Let me pass on my frustration and explain
After last weeks much need moral boosting news from our neighbouring country New Zealand leading by example with their proposed vaping legislation (read more). This week has just seen a shift of focus to yet again a nut bag clown politician hell bent on making life more difficult for Australian vapers.
As a contributor to the outrageous online vape sales ban Senator Griff has now in all of his infinite wisdom decided to put a stop to all Australians importing nicotine vaping products under the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) Personal Importation Scheme. A ridiculous move on his part with has no clear reasoning behind it but then again, very few politicians make sense at all when deciding the future of our country.
Senator Griff is no exception to this, a quick search reveals the Senators biggest claim to the advancement of Australia is the submission to ban anime based on child sexual exploitation… When was the last time Senator Griff searched for “Pokemon Porn”. Now we are not making making fun of a obviously serious issue like this but just seems equally as baffling.
Some have labeled Griff as a hypocrite, saying that by ignoring tobacco harm reduction evidence will potentially push vaping underground to a black market situation and we all know what type of people or groups that will find that attractive and capitalise on inflated prices. It also seems to contradict Senator Griffs stance on health care in Australia. Why would you want to see the ban on an alternative product that has proved it can reduce the amount of smokers in a country? We don’t have to remind anyone the amount of damage smoking causes, not to mention the strain it places on health resources and budgets.