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Blog | Should Smokefree Indoor Areas = Vapefree Areas?

The NZ Ministry of Health is currently reviewing public submissions on options that would allow nicotine-containing e-cigarettes to be sold legally in NZ. This consultation raises questions about how the wider uptake of e-cigarette use (known as “vaping”) will be managed.

In this blog, members of the ASPIRE2025 tobacco control research team consider arguments about the indoor public settings where vaping should be allowed or prohibited. We conclude that there seems an overall strong rationale for “Smokefree = Vapefree” in all circumstances for the indoor areas covered by current smokefree laws and policies.

The full blog published in Public Health Expert can be viewed here.

For more information, please contact:

Nick Wilson
University of Otago, Wellington
email nick.wilson@otago.ac.nz