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Blog I Regulating vaping and new nicotine products: Are tobacco companies’ goals aligned with public health objectives?

The public will soon have the opportunity to make submissions on the long-awaited Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Vaping) Amendment Bill (‘the Bill’) which will regulate vaping products and alternative nicotine delivery systems. In a previous blog, ASPIRE 2025 researchers summarised the strengths and limitations of the Bill, and concluded that it contained several important measures, yet could do more to protect the health of children, young people and non-nicotine users. This blog – intended as a follow-up article to further promote discussion – summarises emerging evidence of British American Tobacco’s ambitious plans for its nicotine products, and highlights the disjunction between tobacco companies’ profit goals and public health objectives.

Read the full blog here.

 

Citation.

Lindsay Robertson, Janet Hoek, Anna Gilmore, Richard Edwards, Anaru Waa (2020). Regulating vaping and new nicotine products: Are tobacco companies’ goals aligned with public health objectives? Public Health Expert, 27 March 2020.

 

For more information please contact:

Professor Janet Hoek
University of Otago, Dunedin
Email: janet.hoek@otago.ac.nz