Supplementary Order Paper No 537

  • withdrawn on 04 August 2020

No 537

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Thursday, 2 July 2020

Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Vaping) Amendment Bill

Proposed amendments

Hon Nicky Wagner, in Committee, to move the following amendments:

Clause 26

In clause 26, delete new section 53(2A) (page 36, lines 34 to 36).

In clause 26, new section 53(3), replace subsection (1), (2), or (2A) (page 36, lines 37 to 38) with subsection (1) or (2).

Explanatory note

New section 53(2A), which will be inserted by clause 26 of the Bill, effectively bans non-tobacco nicotine pouches which are used by up to 10,000 New Zealanders as an alternative to smoking. During the consideration of the bill the Ministry of Health advised the Health Select Committee that oral nicotine products are significantly less harmful than smoking. As oral tobacco-free nicotine pouches are administered through the oral route (between the top lip and the gum) no respiratory risk is associated and the route of administration has been proven through nicotine gum and sprays with no adverse health problems.