The Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services has totally gone apesh..t not only are they wanting to regulate the sale and usage of vapes but also force vendors to pay a ludicrous licencing fee. Considering that there are only four shop front vendors in Tasmania and the administrative costs in putting this legislation into place one would think that the legislators in Tasmania definitely have three heads and no brains. The full Regulatory Impact Statement is Found Here. To recover licencing fees from four shop front stores in Tasmania is estimated to cost the Tasmanian government $52,000 and the eventuality of more vape stores opening in Tasmania are very slim as most like everywhere else not only in Australia people shop on line. Tobacconists in Tasmania do not sell vapes as it seems from what some told me they are prohibited from doing so by their wholesalers until such times as tobacco companies release their own and they will only be limited to selling their brands. (Restrictive Trade Practices?) The most sensible approach would be option 5 of the RIS No need for licences and if they do not comply with the restrictions of sale of these products the Director of Publlic Health would simply shut them down. The part of identifying retailers is very simple all they would need to do is submit the details of their business to the director. Licencing fees on top of what vape shops anywhere now pay out would naturally be passed on to you the end consumer. As it is now shop front vape stores are not an expanding business as all are awaiting the decision of the TGA as to if low content nicotine e-juice will be allowed to be sold openly in Australia from what I read there will be an interim report available for comment in February 2017 and will invite further comment but I am not optimistic about its outcome.