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Legal Action Against Tobacco ‘Sticks’ — Expert Reaction

Tessa Evans posted in on May 18th, 2017.

Tobacco sticks designed to be heated in an electronic device have run afoul of NZ law, with charges laid against their manufacturer. The Ministry of Health has charged tobacco giant Philip Morris with illegally importing and selling a new product that heats tobacco sticks in a battery-powered device rather than burning them. The device itself […]

Nicotine e-cigarettes legalised – Expert Reaction

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on March 29th, 2017.

Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner has announced the sale of nicotine e-cigarettes and e-liquid will be legalised. Controls will include restricting sales to over 18-year-olds and prohibiting vaping in indoor workplaces and other areas where smoking is banned under the Smoke-free Environments Act. The Science Media Centre gathered expert reaction on the announcement. Feel free […]

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