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Smokefree Voters Need To Be Wary Of A Vaping Tax

Friday, 16 October 2020, 12:27 pm | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

Vaping Kiwis and smokefree supporters still to vote need to be aware that the implementation of an excise tax on vaping products is a possibility if the Greens hold the balance of power, says Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy (AVCA). The Greens have publicly ... More >>

MOH Completely Misses Opportunity This Stoptober

Sunday, 11 October 2020, 2:55 pm | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

By not getting in behind Stoptober 2020, the Ministry of Health has missed an excellent opportunity to fully support Kiwi smokers, says Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy (AVCA). Created by Public Health England and launched in 2012, Stoptober has become ... More >>

Vaping Ban In Hamilton Makes Absolutely No Sense - AVCA

Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 2:17 pm | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy (AVCA) is deeply disappointed that Hamilton City councillors unanimously resolved this morning to ‘include vaping alongside smoking as a prohibited activity in Smokefree areas in reference to the Smokefree Outdoor ... More >>

Webinar For Kiwi Vapers Attracts World-leading Experts

Tuesday, 15 September 2020, 12:36 pm | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

New Zealand’s 200,000 vapers are being encouraged to attend an online conference on Saturday, 26 September. The virtual event will bring together public health policy experts, scientists, professionals, and consumers who believe smoke-free nicotine ... More >>

Party Passionate About Smokefree Could Pick Up 200,000 Votes

Tuesday, 25 August 2020, 11:08 am | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy (AVCA) says a massive voting constituency is so far being ignored this election, and if tapped it could mean make or break for a minor party. AVCA co-director, Nancy Loucas, says 200,000 votes are potentially ... More >>

Vaping Petition Gets Picked Up Five Days After Bill Passes

Saturday, 15 August 2020, 12:09 pm | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

“Over 17,000 Kiwis signed a Parliamentary petition on vaping, which was then completely ignored until five days after the vaping bill was passed. It’s so disappointing and shows what a sham the whole process has been from beginning to end,” says Nancy ... More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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