February 23, 2020
Vaping Bill finally arrives
Māori public health advocacy group Hapai Te Hauora is welcoming today’s introduction of a Bill to regulate vaping.
It will ban the sale of vaping products to under-18-year-olds; prohibit advertising of vaping products and smokeless tobacco; and limit general retailers, including dairies and service stations, to only sell three flavours.
Flavoured vaping products and e-cigarettes will only be available from R-18 specialty stores.
Hapai chief executive Selah Hart says the Bill means vaping products can be kept away from young people while being available to adult smokers who are keen to quit.
The Bill is expected to receive its first reading in March and be referred to the Health Select Committee.
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