New Zealand: vaping can improve public health

The government of New Zealand has declared that vaping has the potential to improve public health, and is encouraging smokers to use them to switch from combustible cigarettes.

In a statement released last week, the Ministry of Health said that it “believes e-cigarettes have the potential to make a contribution to the Smokefree 2025 goal and could disrupt the significant inequities that are present.” Smokefree 2025 is the government’s plan to reduce smoking to minimal levels by 2025.

“The potential of e-cigarettes to help improve public health depends on the extent to which they can act as a route out of smoking for New Zealand’s 550,000 daily smokers, without providing a route into smoking for children and non-smokers,” said the health ministry press release

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Read more about public health at vaping360.

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