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PLAN TO BAN VAPING IN PUBLIC PLACES

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“Vaping and the use of smokeless tobacco products could be banned from bars, restaurants, schools and workplaces in New Zealand.” Second hand vapour might be annoying for some people but there is no evidence that it is harmful. Seems like two steps forward and one step back at the moment for the E-liquid industry in NZ. We all know there needs to be regulation for the industry to be taken seriously, having vendors mixing juice in their garage and selling to the public with no way of knowing what’s in it was never going to last. We all want to lift the standards...

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FEAR PROFITEERS

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It’s a sign of todays times that Misinformation can spread as fast or if not faster than truth and scientific fact.  We don’t like to get into mud slinging but companies with vested interests in vaping staying on the outer have been spreading misinformation since its conception. We know and Science backs us up that Vaping is a much healthier alternative to Tabacco smoking, Anti-smoking activists have reason to be sceptical about nicotine products advertised as intended to “reduce harm.” But, unlike the tobacco in- industry's previous efforts to promote safer cigarettes to sustain profits from smoking, e-cigarettes appear to...

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A SHORT HISTORY OF VAPING

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All we have today in terms of Vaping can be traced back to one single visionary, Hon Lik a Chinese pharmacist and tinkerer. Hon was spurred on not only by his steady decline in health, but the fact he had seen his own father die early due to lung cancer he knew there had to be a solution. Hon started his quest in early 2003 and by 2006 had the worlds first smokeless cigarette that was ready to go to market. The first E-Cigarette was relatively simple: it contained a battery, a single cartridge which held the first coil and...

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WHAT'S IN AN E-LIQUID?

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In this blog we talk about the raw materials used in E-Liquids and how they are made. We also discuss some safety concerns for E-Liquid consumers and why manufacturing standards are important. Here at Lion Labs we take great pride in our E-Liquid manufacturing standards. We have a world-class laboratory here in New Zealand! We manufacture all our products in our high-spec clean room and use pharmaceutical grade raw materials in all our E-Liquids. There are currently no regulations for the manufacturing of E-liquids in New Zealand, and this is a big problem for the integrity of the industry as...

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REGULATIONS: EXPECTED TIME LINE AND WHAT ABOUT THE THREE FLAVOURS?

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Last week Associate Minister of Health Hon. Jenny Salesa made a statement to media that fired up the vaping community. On flavours she said: “The legislation that I am about to introduce ahh to the house will ban most flavours, umm, I will be allowing umm at the moment at least three ahh which includes ahh tobacco, umm menthol and mint.” And with regard to advertising and promotions: “Similar to tobacco, we will ban advertising, umm social media, umm all of that is not going to be allowed ahh under the new legislation, ahh discounts two-for-one all of that is...

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