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26th May 2015
The Government has been urged to consider restricting sales of nicotine electronic cigarettes to pharmacies, in a blog to be published today by public health experts.
But an opponent of medical-style controls says doing that would impede access to a device that has huge potential to reduce smoking harm.
Battery-powered e-cigarettes produce a vapour containing nicotine, the chemical craved by smokers. Nicotine inhalation carries some health risks, but these are far less than from inhaling the many harmful components of tobacco smoke.
26th May 2015
More than 30 people have been treated at Auckland City and Middlemore hospitals for bad reactions to what is thought to be a potent synthetic cannabis, in a cluster of cases that have surprised doctors in the past three weeks.
"We've had some more in the last few days," said Dr Emma Lawrey, a specialist at the Auckland City Hospital adults' emergency department.
That brings her hospital's tally to around 20. Middlemore in South Auckland has had about 12.
Dr Lawrey said it was the second and worst spike of synthetic cannabis users seeking emergency department help in Auckland since the Government last May banned previously lawful psychoactive substances including synthetic cannabis.
2013 Resource Catalogue Now Available
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