Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy - Latest News [Page 1]

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 >>

Subsidised Vaping for Smokers Supported

Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 10:11 am | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy (AVCA) fully supports Marama Fox’s suggested idea of subsidised Vaping for Smokers. More >>

AVCA is now officially registered as Charity in New Zealand

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 4:03 pm | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy (AVCA) is pleased to announce that we have been approved and are now a registered New Zealand Charity (CC53899). This development will allow us to continue the work we are currently doing and expand upon it to deliver ... More >>

AVCA Vape It Forward succeeds where others have failed

Tuesday, 30 August 2016, 12:02 pm | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

AVCA VIF provides resources and training to mentors who support those who wish to switch to ENDS from combustible tobacco.   (The figures contained herein are from April 2016, which is the official start date of AVCA -  when it became organised ... More >>

AVCA issues Bill of Consumer Rights for Vapers in NZ

Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 2:55 pm | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

The Aotearoa Vape Community Advocacy (AVCA) group has issued a “Bill of Consumer Rights in New Zealand” ( http://www.avca.org.nz/news/bcrvape/ ) that they hope will highlight the issues surrounding the legality and availability of nicotine containing ... More >>

AVCA group’s Vape It Forward programme

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 4:22 pm | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

Aotearoa Vape Community Advocacy group’s Vape It Forward programme continues to help family and whanau to become smoke free More >>

Update On The Battle For Vaping Continues In The Capital.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 10:18 am | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

Wellington Vapers Community has asked AVCA (Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy), a recently formed vapers advocacy group, to assist them with their issues with Wellington City Council (WCC) and the inclusion of vaping in the SmokeFree bylaws per a vote ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL