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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 >>

2021 Key To Getting Smokefree NZ Back On Track

Sunday, 17 January 2021, 2:06 pm | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

2021 is shaping up to be the most critical year to achieving a smokefree country. However, it will take a lot of determination to deliver on a national ambition that’s already 10 years old, says a leading New Zealand tobacco harm reduction advocate. ... More >>

Maori And Pasifika Smoking Rates Must Be Priority In Action Plan

Monday, 28 December 2020, 2:07 pm | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

Despite New Zealand launching Smokefree 2025 in 2011, smoking rates among Maori and Pacific people remain stubbornly high. Addressing them with urgency must now be a priority in the Government’s imminent Smokefree 2025 Action Plan, says the ... More >>

All Workplace Vaping Stops Today, But Don’t Shun Vapers - AVCA

Wednesday, 11 November 2020, 9:15 am | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

From today - 11 November - the existing prohibition on smoking inside workplaces will be extended to include vaping, but Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy (AVCA) says there are other areas vapers need to respect as well. Vape-free areas include ... More >>

Vaping Advocacy Congratulates Dr Verrall On Associate Health

Friday, 6 November 2020, 12:34 pm | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy (AVCA) congratulates Dr Ayesha Verrall on becoming Associate Health Minster with her responsibilities including tobacco control and vaping. The new cabinet is being sworn in at Government House today. “Dr Verrall ... More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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