Minister plans legislation to regulate vape marketing soon
Health Minister David Clark told Q+A that the
Government will introduce legislation to regulate the
marketing of vaping next month.
is no legislation around that. It’s a situation we have
inherited. We are putting vaping regulation together right
now. My colleague Jenny Salesa I think is planning on
introducing a bill to Parliament in about a month’s time
which will have a really clear picture of what is allowed
and what’s not. It will mirror what happens with tobacco
more broadly. You won’t be able to market to young
people, they’re going to not have flavours, not have
colours, those things that would appeal to young people that
we know are used in lots of industries are going to be
On preventing cancer, David
Clark was asked whether he would like to restrict alcohol
“I personally believe we need to do
more in that area. It’s something I’ve asked for work
to be done on particularly in respect of kids. I think
currently it’s one of the areas that we need to look at
because I think the rules, which are a voluntary code,
require that the majority of the audience is not
He also said the advertising junk food
to children needs to be looked at.
“In fact I’ve
had conversations with the Food Industry taskforce about
what kind of changes could be made there because I think
that people in the food industry also want their brands to
be associated with healthy outcomes. That is something
people are willing to consider.”
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