16 Sep 2019

Regulations imminent for vaping vaccuum

From Nine To Noon, 9:08 am on 16 September 2019
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Limits on vaping products are imminent, bringing them more into line with controls on tobacco - this amid criticism that a 'regulation vaccuum' has seen the proliferation of young vapers.  Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa will introduce a vape regulation bill to Parliament in a few weeks, limiting vape flavours.

Also under consideration is prohibiting all advertising, promotion and sponsorship of vaping products and placing limits on nicotine strength.

To look at vaping as a smoking cessation aid, versus it becoming a habit forming activity for non-smokers, particularly teenagers and young adults, Kathryn talks to the chair of ASH - Action for Smokefree 2025  Robert Beaglehole, he is also an emeritus professor of public health at the University of Auckland, Chief Executive of the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation, Letitia O'Dwyer and Auckland University of Technology (AUT), senior marketing lecturer at the Sommer Kapitan.