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Delay Vaping Bill And Ensure Product Access

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 2:29 pm | Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand

The Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand (VTANZ) has written to the Associate Health Minister, Minister for Small Business, and the Chair of the Health Select Committee asking for the legislation to regulate vaping to be delayed and for clarity ... More >>

Study Proves Youth Vaping No Gateway To Smoking

Saturday, 21 March 2020, 1:47 pm | Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand

New international research shows youth vaping is leading adolescents away from smoking, not towards it. The ‘reverse gateway’ revelation is timely given the bill to regulate vaping is now open for submissions, says the Vaping Trade Association of ... More >>

Coronavirus-impacted Businesses Face Consultation Squeeze

Saturday, 14 March 2020, 3:59 pm | Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand

The Government’s decision to rush the bill to regulate vaping is unfair on local businesses now dealing with the impacts of the global coronavirus pandemic, says the Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand (VTANZ). The Smokefree Environments and ... More >>

UK Vaping Report Shows What Actually Works

Friday, 6 March 2020, 9:40 am | Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand

With Parliament’s first reading of the bill to regulate vaping underway, the Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand (VTANZ) says MPs set to scrutinise the legislation should review Public Health England’s latest report. Released this week, the report ... More >>

Attorney-General Agrees Vaping Ad Ban Too Much

Tuesday, 3 March 2020, 10:39 am | Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand

Moves to ban vaping advertising not only go against freedoms of expression but will reduce the chance of adult smokers being free of deadly tobacco, says Jonathan Devery, spokesperson for the Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand (VTANZ). His comments ... More >>

Vaping Legislation, A Good Starting Point

Tuesday, 25 February 2020, 12:53 pm | Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand

By Jonathan Devery – The Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand Earlier this month a campaign titled ‘Don’t Get Sucked In’ was launched with a whimper. One organisation’s plan to supposedly tackle teen vaping fell completely flat despite ... More >>

Right To Regulate Vaping But Wrong To Limit Flavours

Sunday, 23 February 2020, 3:51 pm | Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand

News that the Government is set to regulate vaping is welcomed. However, heavily restricting where most vape flavours can be sold is a step too far and could lead to rising smoking rates, says the Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand (VTANZ). ... More >>

Taupo snobs banish best anti-smoking tool

Saturday, 1 February 2020, 11:26 am | Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand

“Taupo District Council’s move to ban vaping in public places does not support the country’s smokefree ambition. In fact, confusing vaping with smoking only hinders national progress on Smoke Free 2025,” says Jonathan Devery, spokesperson for the ... More >>

Taupo vaping ban totally misguided

Friday, 31 January 2020, 9:50 am | Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand

“Taupo District Council’s move to ban vaping in public places does not support the country’s smokefree ambition. In fact, confusing vaping with smoking only hinders national progress on Smoke Free 2025,” says Jonathan Devery, spokesperson for the ... More >>

Researchers conclude no youth vaping epidemic

Thursday, 23 January 2020, 1:04 pm | Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand

Extensive research shows cigarette use continues to fall among young Kiwi teenagers, and vaping is not being taken up by our non-smoking youth despite all the scaremongering, says the Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand (VTANZ). More >>

Govt’s ongoing vaping delay is helping no one

Tuesday, 21 January 2020, 10:01 am | Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand

The Government keeps promising to regulate vaping. However, with no end in sight independent Kiwi vape businesses are left hanging and many smokers remain confused about transitioning to something that’s actually 95% safer, says Jonathan Devery, ... More >>

Govt now needs to limit number of cigarette retailers

Thursday, 2 January 2020, 5:35 pm | Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand

“With the series of annual cigarette tax hikes now complete, the Government needs to keep driving the country’s smokefree ambition and that includes not punishing the most effective smoking cessation tool New Zealand has – vaping.” More >>

Queenstown vaping ban based on snobbery not science

Monday, 30 December 2019, 7:03 pm | Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand

“Queenstown Lakes District Council’s move to ban vaping on the popular beaches of Queenstown, Frankton, Wanaka and Glenorchy is sadly based on snobbery not scientific evidence,” says Jonathan Devery, spokesperson for the Vaping Trade Association ... More >>

PM reveals counterproductive Beehive vape debate

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 1:24 pm | Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand

Confirmation by the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern that she’s pushing for vaping regulation to be delivered “as soon as possible” is being welcomed by the Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand (VTANZ). More >>

Vape industry supports open letter

Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 3:09 pm | Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand

The Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand (VTANZ) has come out in support of over 60 health and community organisations, academics, and school representatives who have written an open letter calling for legislation to be urgently introduced to ... More >>

Govt must tune into White House vape debate

Sunday, 24 November 2019, 1:27 pm | Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand

“Our Government needs to take note of an hour-long exchange inside the White House yesterday where concerns were raised about banning vape flavours leading to more dodgy counterfeit products,” says Ben Pryor, spokesperson for the Vaping Trade ... More >>

Falling smoking rates prove vaping’s value

Friday, 18 October 2019, 1:44 pm | Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand

The latest statistics released by the Health Promotion Agency showing a dramatic fall in the numbers of cigarettes being sold in supermarkets, service stations, and liquor stores are being welcomed by the Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand (VTANZ). More >>

Local vape industry is fighting only to stop tobacco

Thursday, 10 October 2019, 10:39 am | Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand

For several years New Zealand’s vape industry has been calling for regulation. It was somewhat frustrating then when Leader of the Opposition, Simon Bridges, issued a media statement recently claiming that vape companies were “coming together to ... More >>

Vaping report recommends proportionate regulation

Monday, 7 October 2019, 11:25 am | Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand

“This report confirms the critical importance of vaping and the availability of vape products. If the Government is serious about tobacco harm reduction it will reflect carefully on this before tabling the Smoke-free Environments (Vaping) Amendment ... More >>

VTANZ encouraged by official vaping advice

Tuesday, 1 October 2019, 2:28 pm | Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand

Launched just yesterday, the reinvigorated Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand (VTANZ) is encouraged by the latest positions taken by health authorities in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States in and around vaping. More >>

 

 

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