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Smokefree Action Plan Fails To Elevate Vaping

Thursday, 9 December 2021, 10:48 am | AVCA

A leading vaping advocate says the Government’s smokefree action plan has failed to fully recognise vaping as a viable alternative for Kiwi smokers keen to quit. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2112/c6663f3c81fc43db8be9.jpeg" ... More >>

MOH stop-smoking guidelines ignore the best way!

Wednesday, 15 September 2021, 10:40 am | AVCA

The Ministry of Health’s latest stop-smoking guidelines are disappointing. They do not include the vape option for smoking cessation providers to discuss with Kiwis keen to quit cigarettes, says New Zealand’s leading Tobacco Harm Reduction consumer ... More >>

Alarming! Lockdown forces more Kiwis back to cigarettes

Tuesday, 7 September 2021, 11:52 am | AVCA

New Zealand’s lockdown has seen many ex-smokers return to cigarettes. Stress or boredom are often to blame, but brand-new retail restrictions on vape products are also having a negative impact, says the country’s leading Tobacco Harm Reduction ... More >>

New regs: Terrible timing for vape businesses and consumers

Thursday, 19 August 2021, 2:48 pm | AVCA

New Zealand’s costly vape regulations will drive many small to medium-sized businesses to the wall. Rising prices will also leave many vapers with little choice but to return to deadly cigarettes, says the country’s leading Tobacco Harm Reduction ... More >>

Vape Flavour Petition Dismissed Despite Mounting Evidence

Monday, 14 June 2021, 3:27 pm | AVCA

<img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2106/28ae42f0e8b371999782.jpeg" width="720" height="720"> Fifteen months after a Parliamentary petition supporting ongoing access to vape flavours closed, and nearly a year after ... More >>

Minister Seeking Broad Views On Smokefree Applauded

Thursday, 10 June 2021, 2:56 pm | AVCA

Official information reveals Associate Health Minister Dr Ayesha Verrall is doing well to engage with a broad range of health entities and opinion ahead of the Government finalising its smokefree action plan, says a leading Tobacco Harm Reduction advocate. ... More >>

Budget 2021 Should Fund Vaping ‘starter Packs’ As In UK

Friday, 14 May 2021, 10:16 am | AVCA

Budget 2021 should supercharge ‘vape to quit’ smoking cessation programmes already well established across New Zealand’s health sector. In fact, adopting one initiative now underway at several NHS hospitals in the UK would be a brilliant step for Smokefree ... More >>

Vape Shop Security Will Worsen If Draft Regulations Pass

Tuesday, 6 April 2021, 11:11 am | AVCA

Concerns raised in the vaping industry about shop security could become a wider reality if proposed regulations add more cost and scarcity to vaping products, says a leading Kiwi tobacco harm reduction advocate. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2104/594544eb5fea92afb7bc.jpeg" ... More >>

AVCA Disappointed With Lack Of Smokefree Progress

Monday, 7 December 2020, 2:25 pm | AVCA

New Zealand’s leading vaping consumer group is deeply disappointed there remains no action plan to achieve the ambitious national goal of Smokefree 2025. “Back in 2011 when Smokefree 2025 was launched, it was viewed as doable albeit requiring ... More >>

Vaping Bill Needs More Than Urgency Rush Job

Tuesday, 7 July 2020, 1:01 pm | AVCA

  Rather than MPs rushing to regulate vaping in the last few days of this Parliamentary term, the bill’s many complexities should be debated after the General Election, says Nancy Loucas, co-director of Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy (AVCA). ... More >>

Vape Advocates Ask MOH To Reject WHO Position

Tuesday, 19 May 2020, 9:50 am | AVCA

A New Zealand vaping advocacy group has asked the Ministry of Health to reject information peddled by the World Health Organisation (WHO) which inaccurately and negatively reflects on smoke-free nicotine products. The Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy ... More >>