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Pro vaping group condemns boycott recommendation

Carmina Blewett

The Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy claim the Cancer Society's approach to vaping will cost lives.

The advocacy group says the Cancer Society's recommended restriction will function to protect the tobacco industry and prolong the smoking epidemic. 

In documents released by the group, a marginal decrease in national smoking was highlighted following the Cancer Society's prohibitive approach.

As of 2018, an estimated 512,000 New Zealanders smoked daily.