Stronger NZ Nicotine Vaping Restrictions?

New Zealand is now under fire from the health department and has been urged to consider restricting the sales of nicotine e-vaporisers (electronic cigarettes) exclusively to pharmacies.

Both the CDC and the  health promotion agency have claimed that the number of adolescence vaping nicotine e liquid has almost tripled in the past two years and that they fear that electric  cigarettes are becoming a gateway to being addicted to nicotine or to smoking.

There are many options that the health department are suggesting such as banning the use of vaping in all areas that are cigarette free, even the need to require a doctors certificate to purchase any vaporiser with nicotine. However what the health department is not telling the public is that the 2014 National Youth Tobacco Study, as it is officially known, reveals that 13.4 percent of high school students reported using an e-cigarette at least once within the past month. That’s up from 4.5 percent the previous year, and at the same time, there was a historic drop in the smoking of traditional cigarettes: from 12.7 percent of high schoolers saying they had smoked in the last 30 days in 2013, to just 9.2 percent in 2014.

We at Soulblu do not support or encourage the use of e-cigarettes in individuals younger than 18 however, If the health department is truly concerned for the health of this generations youth then placing stronger restrictions will only worsen the situation.

For more information please visit the link below where The New Zealand

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