How the Government plans to get New Zealand smokefree by 2025

By June 10, 2019 Recent News

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Family First Comment: “Fears that vaping may be a gateway into smoking, rather than a lifeline out, have been raised. A 2018 US Congress-led report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine assessed 10 studies on the question of vaping leading to smoking. ‘The evidence base was large enough and consistent enough and strong enough to conclude there’s an association between e-cigarette use and ever-use of combustible tobacco [cigarettes]’.”
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A new website launched by the Government to provide “clear and credible” information about vaping versus smoking aims to help New Zealand be smokefree by 2025.

However, fears that vaping may be a gateway into smoking, rather than a lifeline out, have been raised.

A 2018 US Congress-led report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine assessed 10 studies on the question of vaping leading to smoking.

“The evidence base was large enough and consistent enough and strong enough to conclude there’s an association between e-cigarette use and ever-use of combustible tobacco [cigarettes]” report committee member Adam Leventhal said.

But Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa says the evidence is not substantial enough to worry about.

She says the website is a tool for adults addicted to smoking to help them quit.

“Vaping as a tool to quit smoking for adults, works,” she told The AM Show on Monday.

“I announced last year we would be regulating vaping because we want to make sure that the things that go into the vaping machine is actually safe for our people,” she said.

The director of vaping business Alt New Zealand, Jonathan Devery, backs the Government website, saying people can use it to make a well-informed decision.
READ MORE: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2019/06/how-the-government-plans-to-get-new-zealand-smoke-free-by-2025.html

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