In New Zealand, MPs could amend the vaping bill after a convincing study on the flavors used in e-liquids.
A major international study involving nearly 18 participants recently found that e-cigarettes with flavored e-liquids are twice as effective in helping adults quit smoking as the "tobacco" flavor. In addition, the flavored vape would not encourage more young people to smoke.
This study comes at a time when a New Zealand bill to regulate vaping is on the agenda of Parliament. This bill provides that stores such as dairies, supermarkets and gas stations will only be allowed to sell three flavors: tobacco, mint and menthol.
» This study shows that tobacco-free flavors help more adults to quit smoking and do not encourage more young people to smoke. Based on this compelling research, our MPs must now amend the bill and keep adult flavors accessible to popular tastes. Without a doubt, aromas are essential for New Zealand to achieve its smoke-free future " , Explain Ben Pryor, co-owner of VAPO and Alt.
The study entitled " Associations of consumption of flavored electronic cigarettes with subsequent initiation and cessation of smoking Was posted on Jama Network – American Medical Association Journal.
The researchers concluded that " favoring flavored electronic cigarettes was not associated with greater smoking initiation among youth, but was associated with greater smoking cessation among adults. »
"We just want our government to follow the evidence, not the emotion it can arouse. As the researchers conclude " the increase in smoking cessation among people aged 18 to 54 has important implications for the health of the population " The way to do this is to ensure that a wide range of vaping aromas remain available for smokers who want to quit smoking.
« We urge members of the House not to allow this bill to pass in its current form. It just supports the tobacco industry Said Mr. Pryor.
source : Scoop.co.nz