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Hastings Vape-Free Kids NZ Rally Calls For Urgent Action

Wednesday, 21 February 2024, 11:14 am | Vape Free Kids

Locals in Hastings will gather on Saturday 24 February at 3:15pm at the Hastings City Clock Tower to call on the central government to step up and prioritise childrens’ health over Big Tobacco profits. Rally organiser Sukhdeep Singh says he is deeply ... More >>

Rising Youth Vaping Figures Add To Despair For Families Caught In Epidemic

Friday, 15 December 2023, 11:26 am | Vape Free Kids

Vaping addiction is wreaking havoc in families as daily vaping rates amongst teenagers nearly doubles in one year, increasing from 8.3% to 15.4% for 15-17 year olds, according to new figures just released by the NZ Health Survey. Vape-Free Kids NZ co-founder ... More >>

Vape-Free Kids NZ Appalled With New Coalition Government’s U-Turn On Smoking

Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 12:37 pm | Vape Free Kids

Vape-Free Kids NZ (VFK NZ) is deeply disappointed at the new coalition government’s smokefree policy changes, and what this means for the growing youth vaping crisis. VFK NZ spokesperson Tammy Downer says, “The government has chosen revenue over ... More >>

Vape-Free Kids NZ Responds To Tobacco Industry-Sponsored Call To ‘Save The Corner Dairy’

Monday, 7 August 2023, 2:26 pm | Vape Free Kids

Vape-Free Kids NZ (VFK NZ) says today's revelation that Big Tobacco is quietly coordinating and funding a campaign seeking to repeal the Smokefree 2025 Act, is further evidence of the tobacco industry scrambling for a last foothold in New Zealand. VFK NZ spokesperson ... More >>

Open Letter To Dr Ayesha Verrall Calling For Urgent Action On Youth Vaping In Aotearoa

Wednesday, 26 July 2023, 11:49 am | Vape Free Kids

We are writing to you on behalf of Vape-Free Kids NZ (VFK NZ), a grassroots group calling for urgent action to prevent harm to rangatahi from vaping. As Minister of Health, we ask you to take immediate steps to reduce the visibility and accessibility ... More >>

Research Funding Too Little Too Late For Youth Vapers Desperate To Quit Amidst Growing Evidence Vaping Leads To Smoking

Wednesday, 28 June 2023, 12:02 pm | Vape Free Kids

A recent study showing that those taking up vaping are more likely to start smoking should ring alarm bells, given the exponential increase in youth vaping around the country. Anna Stewart, a spokesperson for Vape-Free Kids NZ (VFK NZ), a grassroots ... More >>

Vape-Free Kids NZ Challenge Government’s Dismissive Position On Youth Vaping

Friday, 16 June 2023, 5:09 pm | Vape Free Kids

Vape-Free Kids New Zealand (VFK NZ), a grassroots group seeking more action to prevent harm to rangatahi from vaping, are disappointed by the Associate Health Minister’s recent remarks on youth vaping. The government has suggested the issue required a ... More >>

Vape-Free Kids NZ Demand Stronger Action To Tackle Youth Vaping

Wednesday, 7 June 2023, 11:10 am | Vape Free Kids

Vape-Free Kids NZ, a grassroots group of parents and whānau wanting to reduce harm to rangatahi from vaping, says that today’s announcement by the government does not go far enough to protect young people. Spokesperson Kate Duder says while the ... More >>




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