A new proposal by the government to review the regulation surrounding vaping and other smoke-free tobacco products has gained the support of the Retail NZ association.
Associate health minister Jenny Salesa announced that the government will be reviewing the policies surrounding these items as they grow in popularity among consumers.
Retail NZ comments:
"The proposals are a step towards risk-proportionate regulation. They will set standards and help smokers start using products that are significantly less harmful than traditional cigarettes. This means that retailers will be able to sell these products with greater confidence that they are both legal and safer. It is particularly good news for small dairies and convenience stores which are often heavily reliant on cashflow from the sale of tobacco products, and who will now be better positioned to help the Government achieve its goal of a Smokefree Aotearoa by 2025.”
There is still a ways to go before regulations can be set around the grey area that is vaping and smoke free tobacco products, yet the new stance on the government will be supported by Retail NZ.
Find out more at; www.retail.org.nz