13th December 2019, Volume 132 Number 1507

Jennifer B Kidd, Jonathan Jarman

The number of people vaping worldwide is rising dramatically and this trend is also seen in New Zealand youth.1–5 According to the most recent 2018 ASH surveys, a third of…

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Author Information

Jennifer B Kidd, Public Health Physician Volunteer (not currently registered in New Zealand), Taranaki District Health Board, New Plymouth; Jonathan Jarman, Medical Officer of Health, Taranaki District Health Board, New Plymouth.

Correspondence

Dr Jennifer B Kidd, Public Health Physician Volunteer (not currently registered in New Zealand), Taranaki District Health Board, New Plymouth.

Correspondence Email

jennifer.kidd@tdhb.org.nz

Competing Interests

Nil.

References

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