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Analysis: e-cigarette products help New Zealand cigarette sales decline


According to vaingpost, New Zealand quit smoking charity found that cigarette sales fell 410 million cigarettes last year compared with two years ago, and pointed out that encouraging smokers to switch to safer alternatives would help reduce cigarette sales.

The fact that e-cigarettes play an important role in reducing local smoking rates has once again raised concerns that government measures to limit flavored e-cigarettes and nicotine content in e-cigarettes will only slow down the process.

Jonathan devory, CO owner of ALT New Zealand and vapo, said: "the rapid decline in cigarette sales shows that e-cigarette products are clearly working. However, excessive government regulation of spices will mean that cigarette sales will be boosted. All tobacco companies support the legislation to restrict flavoring e-cigarettes because they will only help maintain sales of traditional tobacco. "

In analyzing tobacco sales revenue, New Zealand's final smoking group found that 2132 million cigarettes were sold in New Zealand last year, 410 million fewer than two years ago. In addition, the results of the annual ash (no smoking action 2025) survey released earlier this year found that not only is smoking among New Zealand adolescents declining, but also that smokeless teenagers are not addicted to smoking.

Researchers at the University of Auckland conducted a 10-year survey of 27083 students aged between 14 and 15, and found that only 0.8% of e-cigarette users had never smoked before. In addition, 3.1% of respondents said they smoked cigarettes every day, and 37.3% said they had tried cigarettes.

The researchers concluded that in New Zealand, there is no evidence that e-cigarettes are prevalent among adolescents. "Our findings do not support the claim that there is a so-called e-cigarette epidemic in New Zealand, or that a large number of young people rely on e-cigarettes. This finding is consistent with the scarce international evidence."

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