The NZ Ministry of Health is currently consulting on options around making nicotine-containing e-cigarettes available in NZ. Therefore, this Public Health Expert blog briefly examines possible pros and cons of two plausible licensed retail options: pharmacies and vape shops. It also highlights the need for a very well-considered approach, given consecutive NZ Governments’ poor track record in making policy to regulate addictive substances and reduce harm to public health.
To read the full blog please view Perspective: Options for Licensed Retailing of Nicotine-Containing E-Cigarettes in NZ
Wilson, N., Hoek, J., van der Deen, F.S, Thomson, G., Edwards, R. (2016) Perspective: Options for Licensed Retailing of Nicotine-Containing E-Cigarettes in NZ. Public Health Expert https://blogs.otago.ac.nz/pubhealthexpert 8 September 2016.
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