New Zealand is on target to becoming smoke-free by 2025. This means being cigarette and tobacco free and that's where vaping comes in. For long-term adult smokers, it's seen as a less harmful alternative but the flipside to that is the exponential rise and accessibility of vaping to teenagers and at times younger children.
According to data released last year, the number of teenagers in New Zealand who vaped regularly had tripled between 2019 and 2021.
August 14, 2023 by bbc.com