This is a recording of a recent live expert video panel discussion hosted by Hāpai and the Cancer Society on the MoH E-Cigarettes Consultation document.

Expert Panel: Richard Edwards (Otago University), Chris Bullen and Natalie Walker (Auckland University). Rebecca Ruwhiu-Collins E-cig technical stop smoking expert.

The live panel occurred on Tuesday 30th of August between 2:30pm - 4:00pm.

Submissions on the consultation document close: 12th of September

If you have any further questions for the panel please email zoe.hawke@hapai.co.nz or shayne@cancer.org.nz and we will follow up with them.

We hope the video is a useful resource to support your Ministry of Helath E-Cig Consultation Document.

The panel provided a cross-section of views on e-cigarettes, and the role they can play in achieving 2025. The panellists included co-authors of the Background Paper E-cigarettes and their potential contribution to achieving the Smokefree 2025 goal, and a technical expert on E-cigarettes. (Download Paper here), as well as a stop smoking practitioner who has experience in running e-cig quit smoking groups.

The panel all agreed that the evidence is rapidly growing, the issues are complex, and there are a range of views of what is needed.