Tag: new zealand

Call for ban by 2025

Call for ban by 2025

| May 23, 2018

Although the incidence of smoking has fallen in New Zealand; the present rate of decline is not going to be enough for the government to hit its tobacco-smoke-free target by 2025.

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HNB decision unchallenged

HNB decision unchallenged

| May 14, 2018

The lingering question of how to regulate vaping devices and heat-not-burn products is to be looked at again in New Zealand.

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Pitching up for litter

Pitching up for litter

| April 26, 2018

In New Zealand, the amount of litter is measured by the number of rugby pitches it would cover – an image that most locals would find too distressing to contemplate.

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NZ indecisive on e-cigs

NZ indecisive on e-cigs

| April 9, 2018

A change in government in New Zealand seems to have put a brake on a move to legalize vaping with nicotine, leaving smokers in a difficult place.

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HEETS-ban case dismissed

HEETS-ban case dismissed

| March 28, 2018

A charge brought in respect of a heated-tobacco product in New Zealand seemed to be a case of going through the motions; but it did highlight the need for more legal clarity.

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Tobacco ≠ cigarettes

Tobacco ≠ cigarettes

| March 23, 2018

In putting forward the case for smokeless tobacco, a company in New Zealand has made the point that there is a need ‘to remove the stigma that cigarettes have on tobacco’.

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The law is a butt

The law is a butt

| March 7, 2018

If New Zealand’s Ministry of Health loses a court case against heated-tobacco products, these products are likely to become available more quickly than if the law needs to be changed.

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Yes, but is it legal?

Yes, but is it legal?

| March 6, 2018

A court case launched by New Zealand’s Ministry of Health to determine whether a heated-tobacco product can be sold legally is not about health but about legal fine print.

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E-cigs as treatment aid

E-cigs as treatment aid

| February 26, 2018

The stress of hospital treatment, especially in the case of some vulnerable patients, can be lessened by allowing them to use electronic cigarettes inside the hospital.

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Selling pharmacies

Selling pharmacies

| February 16, 2018

More research is being called for into limiting tobacco retailing in New Zealand, even though the ‘positive’ results of the original research amounted to just 25 percent.

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Blunt instruments preferred

Blunt instruments preferred

| January 15, 2018

In its quest to get people to quit smoking, the New Zealand government seems to be reverting to its tax-increase stick after having flirted briefly with the idea of e-cigarette carrots.

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No time for e-cigarettes

No time for e-cigarettes

| January 9, 2018

Cigarette smoking is generally regarded as the biggest health issue there is, but the New Zealand government says it hasn’t had time to consider e-cigarettes, a hugely-successful quitting tool.

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Smokers over-taxed

Smokers over-taxed

| December 29, 2017

An insightful opinion piece in a New Zealand newspaper that tells how disadvantaged smokers there are paying far too much tax could be applied to many other countries.

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Teenage smoking plummets

Teenage smoking plummets

| November 20, 2017

The availability of electronic cigarettes is one of the reasons given for a drop in smoking in New Zealand; a drop that has been most marked among teenagers.

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E-cig aid to Smokefree goal

E-cig aid to Smokefree goal

| October 17, 2017

New Zealand, which is encouraging the use of electronic cigarettes, and Australia, which is opposed to them, are conducting an interesting experiment in how to reduce tobacco smoking.

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Call for lower excise taxes

Call for lower excise taxes

| October 10, 2017

New Zealand needs to lower its tobacco-products excise taxes, if only to avoid having to carry out the hideous punishments being suggested for people who rob retailers.

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NZ to legalize smokeless

NZ to legalize smokeless

| August 3, 2017

The log jam that had been slowing the flow of tobacco harm-reduction seems to be clearing slowly. New Zealand is one of the latest countries to announce some bold new initiatives.

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New rules needed

New rules needed

| May 22, 2017

Philip Morris New Zealand believes that action taken against its heat not burn product by the Ministry of Health demonstrates that existing regulations do not fit well with new technology.

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Call for e-cigs subsidy

Call for e-cigs subsidy

| March 10, 2017

In New Zealand, where nicotine patches and gum are subsidized, a call is being made for electronic cigarettes to be given the same status.

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Tobacco taxes, robberies up

Tobacco taxes, robberies up

| March 8, 2017

New Zealand, which imposes eye-watering levels of tobacco taxes, cannot be surprised that cigarettes are being targeted in retail-store robberies. Smokers are addicted to these products, and are often financially poor.

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