New Zealand Ministry Of Health Says Vaping Is Better Than Smoking

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.

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Day One Of Phuket’s King’s Cup Met With Great Winds

Great weather conditions for Phuket boat charter and boat racing greeted the start of the yearly King’s Cup in Phuket.

The first day of the annual PKCR was greeted by some of the most favourable conditions ever  seen in the cup’s history, with wind speeds sitting at a minimum of 19 knots during the racing event. Race Day One had a total number of participants of 83, composed of both keelboats and multihulls that braved the hard waves that were present due to the high wind speeds, seemed almost storm-like in its behaviour, which resulted in a few collisions during the event.

Trying to get as much done with the sun out, all the participant classes went and completed as much as possible, with a lot of teams taking the risk of doing fast running during Day One, to good results. The THA74 Thai team, led by Kevin Whitcraft, managed to win the three opening races in the IRC0 class. In the IRC1 class, the wins were split, with the first race belonging to team Karasu from Japan, the second to Singapore team Loco, then YasuoNanamori and his team came in and won the third and final race of the day. In the IRC2 class, which incorporated Open Charter this year, had the Madam Butterfly led by Peter Dyer, managing to emerge victorious in all three opening races.

Helmsman for the boat THA72, JarayTipsuk, had good things to say about Race Day One, with him stating that the winds were great, and boating conditions were very fast throughout the day. He expressed amusement of the fact that the THA72 had abrand new jib set up for high velocity runs, but that they had not tested it prior to Race Day One.

President Kevin Whitcraft, of the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta Organizing Committee stated that the 31st Anniversary PCKR’s first days will be due to the wonderful wind conditions throughout the day, which he describes as near perfect not just for Phuket boat charter, but for any sailor.  As the President of the PKCROC and on their behalf, he expressed thanks to the participants, saying that it was rewarding to have so many participate, despite the potentially dangerous conditions.

The racing events were then followed by a flag ceremony, marking the start of a week’s worth of epic King’s Cup events.

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Cleaning Carpet For The Holidays

Many would be hiring a professional for carpet cleaning in Perth but how do you manage it on your own? The holiday is coming up and it is important to maintain it clean and spot-free until the guests arrive. Maintenance can be done with the following things to remember:

  • Regular care is the best way to make sure that your carpet will remain clean. Make sure to remove your shoes before stepping on the carpet. Do not walk on it barefoot either because human feet have natural oils that can attract dirt. The best thing to do is wear socks or slippers intended for indoor use only. If you have the time to vacuum every day, it is recommended to make sure dust and dirt do not stick too long on the fibres. Your vacuum should have HEPA filter and replace it once every six months.
  • In case of visible stains, it is best to do a deep-cleaning. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, professional carpet cleaning should be done between one and four times annually. The frequency will depend on how much traffic goes through the carpet every day. Professional cleaning will not only remove visible dirt and stain but those invisible to the human eyes as well. Your health may be affected by a dirty carpet because it easily traps mildew, bacteria, mould and dust.
  • If you are to hire a professional cleaner, ask their method of cleaning. The most effective method is deep extraction using hot water. If you are thinking about renting a cleaning machine at your local hardware instead of hiring a professional cleaner, keep in mind that these machines have lower power compared to those used by carpet cleaning companies.
  • Different cleaning solutions should be used in different types of carpet. This is one thing that a professional carpet cleaner will know. If you opt to do it, you must know what to use or you will damage your carpet or shorten its life.
  • Lastly, choose only a company that does carpet cleaning in Perth if they have certificates and legal business permits to show.

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3 Excellent Sources Of Baby Product Reviews

Your baby’s comfort and safety is a primary concern and is understandably at the top of your list. This is the reason why you are picky when it comes to baby products, equipment and supplies. You want to make sure that they are safe and are made of high quality materials. These items can be easily found on the internet or from online shops. The only thing about online shopping is you need to rely on baby product reviews since you cannot check the products personally. To get product reviews, here are some excellent sources.

Online shops

When you shopping from online suppliers, make it a point to click on testimonials tab or product reviews tab to find out what other shoppers have to say about the items especially on the reliability of the shop. Find out how efficient the services are, how effective the customer service is and how affordable the products are. Reviews will also help you determine the quality of the products offered by the online shop. Choose an online store that has several positive feedback from their customers.

Online forums

Another excellent source of baby product reviews are online forums or discussion boards. There are forums that specifically discuss baby products and all you have to do is search for such forums online. You can engage in the discussion or you can also start a topic by posting on forum sites. The positive thing about forums is you can be sure that they are contributed and participated by actual parents or contributors. Find out from the discussion boards as to where you buy affordable high quality baby products such as baby car seats, strollers, pram, cribs,toys and other baby supplies. You may also want to share tips with other parents and other valuable information that they will appreciate.

Share ideas with other parents

No one knows babies like other mothers or parents do. Because of this, they are the ones who can perfectly share baby product reviews and feedback on baby supplies and materials. Consult mothers in your community or in your neighbourhood and share ideas with them.

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Temples Worth Visiting In Bangkok This October

Tourists planning to visit the Kingdom should book accommodations ahead of time and get ferry tickets in Thailand through online portals or ticketing agencies for a hassle-free vacation. This year, the month of October is the most awaited among the people in the country because it is scheduled to be the cremation of the late King who passed away last year.

The most popular landmarks of Bangkok, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and the Grand Palace, are not accessible to tourist during the entire month of October because of the Royal Cremation. According to Andrew J. Wood, a local resident and expert in the city, there are other temples that can be visited instead of these two.

Even in normal circumstances, October is considered to be the start of the peak season for Thailand as tourists all over the country make sure to drop by the city center. For this year, however, the entire country is paying their respect to His Majesty King Bhumiphol. The royal funeral will start on October 24 until 29 but the cremation is scheduled on October 26.

The occasion is sad for the whole Kingdom but it is very essential to their culture as well. With regards to this, they are predicting that around 250,000 visitors will be attending the cremation rites. With this, the Grand Palace will not be accessible from October 1 until 29.

Tourist can instead go to Wat Pho, just nearby Grand Palace. This is where the traditional Thai massage originated. This is where you will find the biggest reclining Buddha in all of Thailand. Inside the temple grounds is a massage school, the most popular and prestigious in the country, which was established in 1955. Visitors can get the traditional Thai massage for a fee.

Another landmark to visit is the Wat Arun which is the premier icon of the metropolitan city. It can be accessed through the boat that crosses the river from the Tha Tien Pier.

Other temples worth visiting are Wat Benchamabophtr known as the Marble Temple, Wat Saket also called Golden Mount and the Wat Traimit or solid Gold Buddha. Aside from these, make sure you have ferry tickets in Thailand to be able to view other islands and to discover all its hidden gems.

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