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Thread: End smoking new zealandís position on e-cigarettes

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    End smoking new zealandís position on e-cigarettes

    E-cigarette - personal nicotine vapouriser

    Note this is from 2012 as dvietrod points out - there is another link in post #2 thanks dvietrod



    comments of note:

    Nicotine by itself, although not harmless, is dramatically less harmful than tobacco. This means that we need an alternative nicotine delivery system for the percentage of our smoking population that is so addicted that despite the best efforts of our public health colleagues they still smoke. Accepting that their eventual decision to quit nicotine as well as tobacco may be some years off in the real world, they are at least protected meantime from the severe harms associated with tobacco smoking by using nicotine products such as e-cigarettes.

    NZ smokers will find it difficult enough to quit their tobacco addiction, but allowing them to switch to nicotine ecigs would make it much easier.
    Getting NZ smokefree without the help of better substitute products to help smokers (such as ecigs and denics) is like reducing smoking with one arm tied behind one’s back.

    Smokers like ecigs in a way not true of nicotine patches and gum – ecigs have their own fan clubs.

    Switching off tobacco to nicotine electronic cigarettes could provide an important escape product for addicts to inhale while dealing with their now decreased nicotine addiction in their own good time.
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    Nothing wrong with the link provided, however the article is an old one from 2012.
    From the home page, an opinion on 31 January 2013.

    Support required from the tobacco control community in greater numbers for e-cigarettes.
    Associate Professor Chris Bullen: I’d like to see the tobacco control community coming on board in greater numbers to support the many smokers who want access to safer nicotine products.”

    EndSmoking NZ
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    Didn't see that - just thought it was novel to see a quit type organisation not bashing ecigs.

    They seem to actually get THR more so than others. Thanks for the update




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    they seem to understand that a smoke free nz is just not going to happen if they continue on the same old path of taxes and mistreating smokers. It's illogical to think smokers will simply quit without something like ecigs to help them. if you make cigarettes illegal without something to replace it, the homocide rates may increase though
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