COMMENT:

I can see the allure of vaping.

The sweet smelling smoke, non-threatening, pocket-sized devices, the array of different flavours and strengths to choose from; it's a habit that can be tailored to anyone.

But therein lies the problem.

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Vaping is being touted by New Zealand health officials as a safe and effective way to quit smoking - which it probably is. There are concerns following the deaths linked to vaping in the US but when used correctly, health officials say vaping is 95 per cent safer than smoking tobacco.

However the lack of regulations has allowed products to be

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