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Vaping Legislation Passes But Falls Well Short

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 8:04 am | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

“New Zealand has missed its best opportunity to get as close as possible to Smokefree 2025, with the vaping legislation sadly falling well short,” says Nancy Loucas, co-director of Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy (AVCA). Late last night Parliament ... More >>

MP’s Smokefree Amendments Deserve Support

Sunday, 19 July 2020, 4:38 pm | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

“MP Nicky Wagner’s amendment to reverse the Government’s effective ban on oral tobacco-free nicotine pouches deserves supporting. Thank goodness at least one MP read and listened to key submissions and evidence on the bill to regulate vaping,” ... More >>

Vaping Bill Needs More Than Urgency Rush Job

Tuesday, 7 July 2020, 12:52 pm | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

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). Parliament ... More >>

Aussie vape backdown encouraging, but time for regulation

Sunday, 28 June 2020, 11:56 am | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

News that Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt is delaying the ban of imported nicotine vaping products for personal use into Australia for another six months - until 1 January 2021 – is being welcomed by the Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy (AVCA). More >>

Australia’s Decision On Vaping, Appalling Public Policy

Monday, 22 June 2020, 12:11 pm | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy (AVCA) has come out strongly in support of Australian vapers against a ban of imported nicotine vaping products for personal use into Australia, with or without a prescription. “AVCA stands with our fellow vapers across the ... More >>

Sort Vaping Bill Or Risk Rising Smoking Rates

Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 1:43 pm | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

“MPs keen on Smokefree 2025 need to speak up if we’re going to successfully get more Kiwis off tobacco. Now is their chance, as sadly the Health Select Committee has not listened,” says Nancy Loucas, Director of the Aotearoa Vapers Community ... More >>

Govt Misses Huge Opportunity To Achieve Smokefree 2025

Wednesday, 3 June 2020, 11:24 am | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

“A huge opportunity has been missed to make risk-reduced vaping products more accessible to smokers in order to reach the SmokeFree 2025 goal set by government,” says Nancy Loucas, Director of the Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy (AVCA). Her ... More >>

Progressive Regulation Called For On World Vape Day

Saturday, 30 May 2020, 9:41 am | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

Today marks World Vape Day, with Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy (AVCA) joining the hundreds of consumers and consumer advocacy organisations worldwide in the celebration that we #LiveLifeSmokeFree. Saturday, 30 May will be celebrated around the globe ... More >>

Good News Tobacco Tax Not Hiked Again

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 3:16 pm | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

“It’s good news the Minister of Finance didn’t use this Budget to hike tobacco tax, as has been the case for the past four years,” says Nancy Loucas, Director of Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy (AVCA). Ms Loucas’ comments follow the Government ... More >>

Vape Stores Must Be Allowed Under Level 3

Wednesday, 15 April 2020, 2:43 pm | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

Ahead of the Prime Minister giving more details on alert level activities tomorrow, the Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy (AVCA) is asking for specialist R18 vape stores to be allowed to open on public health grounds. “There’s a real risk of New Zealand’s ... More >>

Vaping Bill Could Create More Community Harm

Tuesday, 7 April 2020, 10:56 am | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

The Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy (AVCA) will challenge Parliament’s Health Select Committee tomorrow morning, saying the Government’s vaping bill in its current form runs the risk of protecting Big Tobacco. Director of AVCA, Nancy Loucas, says ... More >>

Vape Advocates Want Govt’s Position To WHO Revealed

Thursday, 19 March 2020, 12:14 pm | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

The position the Government will take on smoke-free nicotine products, such as vaping, at a key World Health Organisation meeting later this year, needs to be publicly known now, says the Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy (AVCA). In a letter to Associate ... More >>

Vapers Deserve To Be Heard, Not Disenfranchised

Friday, 13 March 2020, 3:55 pm | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy (AVCA) is deeply concerned about the Government’s truncated consultation process adopted for the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Vaping) Amendment Bill. Parliament’s decision yesterday to shorten the ... More >>

Vapers Welcome Risk Proportionate Regulation On Vaping

Sunday, 23 February 2020, 12:58 pm | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy (AVCA) today welcomes the release of the government’s plans to regulate smoke-free alternatives in New Zealand. Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa has outlined the government’s plans to regulate the industry striking ... More >>

Youth Vaping and the Laws of Aotearoa

Wednesday, 22 January 2020, 12:29 pm | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

The government needs to address the lack of age restrictions on vape products to limit youth access, via immediate regulation to place the products under the same age restricted R18 category as other “adult only” consumer products, such as ... More >>

Vaping Consumers applaud launch of Strategy Report

Monday, 7 October 2019, 8:55 am | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

AVCA applauds the release of “A Surge Strategy for Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 - The role and regulation of vaping and other low-risk smokefree nicotine products” that was launched today in Auckland, New Zealand. This report addresses recommendations ... More >>

AVCA Parliamentary Petition & Voices of Vapers

Tuesday, 1 October 2019, 11:25 am | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy (AVCA), representing the over 100,000 users of electronic cigarettes in New Zealand, have launched a successful parliamentary petition that already has over 15,000 signatures, one week post launch addressing Hon Jenny ... More >>

Commentary on Jenny Salesas statement on flavour restriction

Friday, 13 September 2019, 9:05 am | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

Smoking kills 5,000 Kiwis each year, so any government policies to help reduce smoking are a good thing. However, the current approaches are not working nor will the proposed limit on flavoured e-liquid that Associate Minister Salesa announced on the news ... More >>

‘Precautionary Approach’ to vaping will cost lives

Friday, 16 August 2019, 2:20 pm | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

If the government is serious about harm reduction it should do the exact opposite of what the Cancer Society recommends, says harm reduction advocacy body AVCA (Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy). More >>

AVCA Addresses ARFNZ

Saturday, 16 December 2017, 12:33 pm | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand (ARFNZ) has been intensely lobbying the new Government to back track on the Ministry of Health’s plan to develop sensible regulation of Electronic Liquid Vapourisers (ELV’s). Nancy Sutthoff co-director ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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