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New Zealand Falls Short on WHO Anti-Smoking Measures Due to Vaping Promotion

New Zealand Falls Short on WHO Anti-Smoking Measures Due to Vaping Promotion

A new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) reveals that four countries have met all of its recommended anti-smoking measures, known as the M

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A new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) reveals that four countries have met all of its recommended anti-smoking measures, known as the MPOWER guidelines. These measures include monitoring tobacco use, protecting people from tobacco smoke, and raising taxes on tobacco. The Netherlands has become the fourth country to achieve all six goals, following Turkey, Brazil, and Mauritius. New Zealand is close to meeting all the measures but falls short in one area โ€“ the promotion of vaping. The country’s regulations need to ban the promotion of tobacco and vaping products to fully meet the WHO guidelines. While New Zealand has made significant progress in reducing smoking rates, efforts need to be focused on supporting and encouraging communities, particularly in poorer areas and among Pasifika communities, to become smoke-free.

Please check the following detailed report for more info:

https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789240077

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