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Associate Minister of Wellness Jenny Salesa stated that this measure would be portion of a vaping legislation which will be introduced to Parliament shortly. “The legislation that I’m about to introduce to the home will ban most flavours – I will be permitting at the moment at least 3 flavours which will include things like tobacco, menthol and mint.”

“A major purpose New Zealanders are effectively quitting cigarettes is mainly because vaping in its existing type is a extremely powerful smoking cessation tool. Acquiring rid of most flavours will just imply extra folks stick with smoking and in the end extra will die.”

On the other hand, in line with arguments by public well being specialists, Alt New Zealand and Vapo owner Ben Pryor, explained that such a ban would prove detrimental to former smokers searching for to quit with the assistance of the devices. “Limiting vaping flavours will only make it tougher for these wanting to quit tobacco and its killer consequences. That would be a extremely poor ‘wellbeing’ outcome for this Government.”

Pryor added that this move appears to be influenced by the most up-to-date events in the US. “Banning most vaping flavours is like banning flavours in low-calorie drinks and meals. It tends to make no sense whatsoever and will not assistance any one. News from our Associate Wellness Minister that possibly only 3 vaping flavours will be permitted is a knee-jerk reaction to totally unrelated media stories in the US. These challenges are largely about illegal and hazardous street substances, however the poor old Kiwi smoker hoping to quit may possibly be about to get hammered.”

A flavour ban dangers reversing the decreasing smoking prices

He also expressed his worry that the record breaking smoking prices that New Zealand has reached so far, will get started reversing if flavours are banned. “The major purpose our smoking prices have fallen is mainly because tens of thousands of Kiwis smokers are now vapers, and are substantially healthier for it. Limiting vaping flavours will only make it tougher for these wanting to quit tobacco and its killer consequences. That would be a extremely poor ‘wellbeing’ outcome for this Government,” he says.

“A major purpose New Zealanders are effectively quitting cigarettes is mainly because vaping in its existing type is a extremely powerful smoking cessation tool. Acquiring rid of most flavours will just imply extra folks stick with smoking and in the end extra will die,” he added.

Existing marketing regulations to be revised

Meanwhile, Salesa pointed out that this new legislation will also revise existing marketing laws. “Similar to tobacco, we will ban marketing, social media, all of that is not going to be permitted beneath the new legislation,” she stated. “Discounts, two for one particular, all of that will not be permitted.

NZ: Vaping Campaign Launch Ahead of E-Cig Advertisements Ban

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