• The 7th annual UK E-Cigarette Summit will take place on Thursday 14th November 2019 at The Royal Society, London

Vaping in an unregulated market

13:45 - 14:00

New Zealand has almost no controls or regulations on vape products, sales, or use.  Government has taken a light touch approach and allowed a thriving vape industry to spring up in response to increasing demand from smokers for less harmful alternates. The New Zealand experience has been largely positive with local entrepreneurs and independent vape stores being a leading source of support for people quitting traditional cigarettes. Concerns about youth vaping have been largely unfounded with recent large scale youth surveys indicating youth vaping is largely confined to smokers. This presentation will focus on what happens when the market, not public health drives change and how policymakers are now scrambling to catch up.


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