New ban on E-cigarette might impact poor smokers
According to a new study, a new strict ban on sale of e-cigarettes containing nicotine in New Zealand might impact the poor smokers trying to quit the habit.
The ban might make it harder for the poorest in the country from giving up tobacco. Some researchers are suggesting scrapping the ban on purchasing e-cigarettes containing nicotine in the country. The researchers said that such product will allow groups such as Maori, which have higher rates of addiction, to quit the nasty habit. The researchers said that the group does not usually have access to internet or credit cards to be able to import such products.
The researchers found that residents are able to buy nicotine reduction therapies like nicotine patches and gum but notnicotine e-cigarette liquid. Most people are forced to buy the product online from other countries as it is illegal to sell nicotine liquid in the country.
Supporters of electronic cigarettes have said that they are useful in helping people quit the nasty habit. However,health officials say there is no concrete evidence to prove that and warned that such devices also known as vape pens and e-hookahs may lead people into the habit of smoking.
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