Contestants on the ITV reality show ‘I’m a Celebrity’ could be banned from using e-cigarettes due to tough nicotine rules in New South Wales, Australia.
According to the Mirror, producers must get doctor’s notes for contestants to bring e-cigarettes into the jungle under NSW regulations. The rules originated in 2019 when actor Cliff Parisi was caught vaping on the show, despite having a permit.
ITV said nicotine-addicted contestants can get help from staff. Nigel Farage, former UKIP leader, smokes up to 10 cigarettes daily and is negotiating with producers to keep smoking on the show.
Australia has strict laws controlling nicotine sales and use. ‘I’m a Celebrity’ films in NSW, where nicotine liquids and e-cigarettes face tight regulations. The potential e-cigarette ban highlights conflicts as vaping grows globally.