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Vape Flavour Ban Only Penalises Adults Keen To Quit Smoking

Wednesday, 11 August 2021, 10:11 am | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

<img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2108/3ff024146149b3dcf622.jpeg" width="720" height="720"> New Zealand’s 11 August vape flavour ban for general retailers will sadly cost lives, making it harder for adults ... More >>

Otago Study Sends Mixed Messages On Best Quit Smoking Tool

Monday, 26 July 2021, 12:49 pm | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

A University of Otago study that claims the transition from cigarettes to vaping is not as straightforward as many think is not helpful to the many Kiwis desperate to quit smoking, says one leading Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocate. “The process ... More >>

Vaping Product Standards Behind A Paywall - Disappointing

Tuesday, 20 July 2021, 10:44 am | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

After 2,518 submissions on the latest draft vaping regulations, it’s disappointing that local vape businesses and advocates have had to jump on a plane or dig deep into their pockets to view what’s proposed,” says a leading Tobacco Harm Reduction ... More >>

Concerns About Youth Vaping Already Well Addressed

Tuesday, 6 July 2021, 10:58 am | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

Media stories about youth vaping are deeply concerning but significant changes have been made in the past year with more coming,” says Nancy Loucas, co-director of the Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy (AVCA). <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2107/8f567a4742c0bde50561.jpeg" ... More >>

Cigarette Smuggling Will Worsen If Vaping Not Promoted

Saturday, 3 July 2021, 4:11 pm | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

If the Government’s smokefree action plan does not adequately elevate nicotine vaping as the much safer alternative, then cigarette smuggling will become a bigger problem at New Zealand’s border, says a leading Kiwi Tobacco Harm Reduction advocate. ... More >>

Attacks On Vaping, Politically Timed

Friday, 25 June 2021, 11:35 am | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

Alarmist media stories on vaping are politically timed to inflict the most damage on a practice that’s saving thousands of New Zealanders’ lives, claims a leading Tobacco Harm Reduction advocate. Her comments follow a frontpage nationwide newspaper ... More >>

Time For Enforcement Not Education On Vape Purchases

Sunday, 6 June 2021, 1:15 pm | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

Reports that minors are still able to purchase vape products from some convenience stores is deeply concerning, says New Zealand’s leading consumer vaping group. “The overwhelming majority of vape retailers are responsible, requesting age identification, ... More >>

Kiwis Celebrate World Vape Day, But More Action Required

Sunday, 30 May 2021, 4:52 pm | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

Kiwi ex-smokers and vaping advocates celebrate World Vape Day today - 30 May - the first since New Zealand legislated and regulated vaping. However, much more effort is required to achieve Smokefree Aotearoa with submissions on the Government’s ... More >>

Budget To Enable Health Reforms Positive For Smokefree

Thursday, 20 May 2021, 2:35 pm | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

“The Budget’s establishment funding to enable significant health reforms is positive news for those wanting a more centralised, concerted national health effort to achieve the likes of Smokefree Aotearoa,” says a leading tobacco harm reduction ... More >>

Ex-smokers Need To Tell Govt The Key To Smokefree

Monday, 10 May 2021, 10:39 am | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

Ex-smokers saved by vaping need to offer some personal insights if Smokefree Aotearoa is to be achieved and before the Government takes some very counter-productive steps, says a leading tobacco harm reduction advocate. “The Government is waving around ... More >>

$1.6m On Vape To QuitStrong Proves Govt Knows What Works

Monday, 3 May 2021, 10:48 am | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

Confirmation that over $1.6 million is being spent on the Vape to QuitStrong campaign is proof the Government believes vaping is the most effective smoking cessation tool. It’s now urgent that belief is also reflected in the country’s final vaping regulations ... More >>

'Vaping - A Friend Not Foe To Achieving Smokefree Aotearoa'

Sunday, 2 May 2021, 4:45 pm | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

By Nancy Loucas The Government’s Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan provides the country with the best opportunity to deliver on the 2011 national smokefree ambition. However, if we are to succeed, we need to use all the tools in our toolbox and follow ... More >>

Govt’s Smokefree Plan Overlooks Vaping Alternative

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 1:00 pm | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

The Government’s discussion document on ‘Proposals For A Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan’ alarmingly reveals there’s little intention to elevate vaping as a much safer and cheaper alternative to smoking, says a leading tobacco harm reduction ... More >>

Smokefree Action Plan Must Elevate Vaping As A Safe Switch

Monday, 12 April 2021, 2:13 pm | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

A leading vaping advocate has joined mounting pressure on the Government to take all the necessary steps available to achieve the country’s decade-old smokefree ambition. This comes as Associate Health Minster Dr Ayesha Verrall prepares to release ... More >>

Submissions Reveal Concern About Loss Of Vape Flavours

Tuesday, 30 March 2021, 10:28 am | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

The Vaping Regulatory Authority has confirmed it received a total of 2,518 submissions on the Ministry of Health’s draft vaping regulations which closed on 15 March. Over half of the submissions - 1,375 - came from ‘general retailers’, leading ... More >>

Smoking Won’t Keep Falling If Vaping Regulations Too Tough

Thursday, 11 March 2021, 11:52 am | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

Plummeting tobacco tax revenue for the Government is great to see as Kiwis continue to quit smoking. However, if the Ministry of Health makes the vaping regulations too tough, fewer smokers in the future will move to much safer and less expensive ... More >>

Petitioner Calls On Two Govt Doctors To Review Vape Flavour Ban

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 1:05 pm | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

The Ministry of Health has submitted a written submission to the Health Select Committee, dismissing a Parliamentary petition signed by 17,357 Kiwis supporting ongoing access to vape flavours. Petition organiser, Nancy Loucas, who is co-director of Aotearoa ... More >>

Submit In Support Of Kiwi Vapers And Businesses This Lockdown

Tuesday, 16 February 2021, 11:45 am | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

Auckland’s many smokefree supporters and vapers should use this latest lockdown, and wet weather, to submit on the Ministry of Health’s draft vaping regulations and support Kiwi businesses, says a leading tobacco harm reduction advocate. “Never ... More >>

Still Time To Follow The Evidence On Vape Flavours – Petitioner

Friday, 5 February 2021, 9:20 am | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

Nearly a year since a Parliamentary petition on vaping flavours closed, and exactly six months since the Government’s vaping legislation was passed, the petition organiser has submitted a supporting supplementary submission at the Health Select Committee’s ... More >>

Getting Vaping Regulations Right Is ‘absolutely Critical’ - AVCA

Saturday, 30 January 2021, 11:15 am | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

A leading tobacco harm reduction advocate is encouraging New Zealand’s smokefree supporters and vapers to have their say on the Ministry of Health’s latest draft vaping regulations. “Regulations are necessary, but they need to be proportionate. ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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