Health officials from the New Zealand Ministry of Health, has recently made an announcement that’s good news for vape stores like E-liquid NZ, with the government officials saying that it is a better, healthier option in comparison to traditional smoking.
During a Parliament briefing on the 13th of December, 2017, the Ministry of Health made a statement saying that vaping is safer than smoking, and that there exists empirical data that shows that it helps people kick the habit of smoking.
There’s also a research with data that shows that second-hand inhalation of vapour is less dangerous than second-hand smoke, due to the lower toxicant levels with vaping than with smoking. Additional data shows that vapour isn’t as detrimental to the health of cells compared to smoking, the Ministry of Health also said.
However, in following with the regulations, health officials are looking into banning vaping in areas where smoking is also banned.
The briefing held during the Parliament meeting were, reportedly, part of the legislative changes set in motion by the prior Government, which set new regulations regarding e-cigarettes that set rules on their sales and use. Currently, the Government is still deliberating on the proposed legislations.
The Associate Minister of Health, Hon. Jenny Salesa, was tasked with handling the tobacco delegation on the last week of November, and had yet to make a decision on the proposed legislations, which would be an important verdict for those like E-liquid NZ, seeing as it would officially legalize e-cigarette sales across New Zealand.
The officials, however, have stated that, while vaping presents less risks than smoking, there are still problems, since people are still absorbing substances capable of inflicting potentially dangerous damage for long term health.
Whilst officials believe that vaping can help people in NZ quit smoking, Massy University’s Profession Marewa Glover says that the initial costs of vaping is problematic, and is a hindrance to its widespread use and application.
Another issue seen with vaping is making it so that smokers will select them over smoking, but without having the NZ youth take up the habit.