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Poppers Ban in Australia?

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Topic created by Bingo
on Wed, 11 Jul 2018 at 10:15

Bingo said on Wed, 11 Jul 2018 at 10:15...

There is some talk about a possible poppers ban in Australia/ decision coming in September. Seems the only use that will be allowed is as "machine lubricant"

Some in LBGT community are arguing against the proposed ban. Steven Spencer called it "moralising and perhaps even homophobic" - he has an poppers bottle tattoo on his chest :-)

Rosa Klebb said on Mon, 16 Jul 2018 at 16:29...

Why is a poppers ban homophobic exactly - in Australia or anywhere else? It is not exclusively gay. Do not understand that. It might be moralizing i guess. Poppers are banned in Canada and I think Japan, and were nearly banned in Britain. Are Canadians being accused of homophobia, no.

brad said on Wed, 18 Jul 2018 at 14:56...

Because the poppers industry was the largest contributor (advertiser) to the gay press, therefore it is a "gay icon"/ does not mean to say that all gay activists are pro-poppers. There was one guy in San Fransisco who used to campaign against poppers...can't remember his name though.

This Aussie guy with the tattoo is a bit "in you face" especially when it is all about eye risk. Guess which formulas are not allowed down-under, and guess which one is!? Maybe Steven should do some reading about formulas before visiting the tattoo parlor. No idea why poppers were banned in Canada, does anyone know??

Anonymous said on Thu, 19 Jul 2018 at 11:16...

Amyl and The Sniffers are an Australian pop group...it is well known.

Space Noodle said on Fri, 20 Jul 2018 at 04:43...

I was reading another thread about Australia. There was one distributor complaining bitterly about the proliferation of copy bottles of Chinese origin being wholesaled to Australian shops. He seemed to be saying that there were lots of fakes all over the country.

I know that both the UK and Australia saw a spike in retina cases - strange that happens in two places, but no significant statistical data from elsewhere. The easiest assumption is that this is related to the legal loophole that allows isopropyl nitrite to be widely sold.

@brad Hank Wilson The Committee to Monitor Poppers. He was motivated due to the death of his partner. He was part of the discredited idea that poppers caused an HIV related cancer. He was the co-author of a book too. He was also a tireless campaigner for gay rights, RIP.

I also have also wondered why Canada took the decision to ban poppers. The Australia ban proposal is related to maculopathy, but medical professionals have already warned that it is not really clear that there is a link in any case. So we will see.....

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