How other countries have adopted a progressive approach to vaping
New Zealand has some of the strictest anti-smoking regulations in the world. However, it has taken a different approach to vaping. Its reluctance to limit the strength of nicotine in vaping products is a case in point. Even the anti-smoking group, ASH New Zealand stated that strength limits in vapour products may make it harder for smokers to quit.
Sweden is a pioneer in tobacco harm reduction. Over 30 years ago, it introduced snus (an oral nicotine product). With a federal push and endorsement, snus was widely accepted by smokers. Today the national smoking rate is just five percent.
The United Kingdom has become one of the most progressive countries when it comes to vaping regulations. Public Health England was one of the first national health agencies to acknowledge the harm reduction potential of vaping. Most recently, it announced it may become the first country to prescribe vaping products as a way to quit smoking.
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