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Government Rolling Out The Red Tape For Small Kiwi Vaping Industry

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 8:55 am | Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand

The Government’s proposed sweeping changes to vaping laws will see an average vape shop facing costs in excess of $30,000 per store when forced to make ridiculous changes to things like trademarks and retrofitting store layouts. As the Government ... More >>

Australians Now Have Chance To Beat Big Tobacco

Monday, 29 June 2020, 8:36 am | Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand

“We’re pleased the Australian Minister of Health Greg Hunt has delayed banning the importation of all e-cigarette products containing nicotine by six months. Aussies now need to use this time to push for vaping regulation, as prohibition is a death ... More >>

Palmy Vaping Ban Due To ‘unpleasantness’ - Outrageous!

Saturday, 13 June 2020, 11:29 am | Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand

“Palmerston North’s Draft Auahi Kore Smokefree and Vapefree Policy 2020 does not support the country’s smokefree ambition. In fact, confusing vaping with smoking only hinders national progress on Smokefree 2025,” says Jonathan Devery, spokesperson ... More >>

Government Digging In On Vaping Bill Only Helps Smoking

Wednesday, 3 June 2020, 12:17 pm | Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand

“The Government’s bill to regulate vaping won’t bring New Zealand any closer to its smokefree ambition, unless MPs now get in behind the many submitters and intervene to drive down the country’s smoking rates,” says Jonathan Devery, spokesperson ... More >>

Govt Has Chance To Advance World Smokefree Day

Sunday, 31 May 2020, 11:52 am | Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand

“Here’s hoping the Government’s bill to regulate vaping brings New Zealand’s ambition of Smokefree 2025 closer and helps us to better celebrate World Smokefree Day in the future,” says Jonathan Devery, spokesperson of the Vaping Trade Association ... More >>

Select Committee Now Gets Vape Flavours - VTANZ

Sunday, 10 May 2020, 11:25 am | Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand

“The Health Select Committee now better understands the importance of vape flavours in helping Kiwis quit smoking. Subsequently, we may see some sensible softening of the Government’s proposed flavour restrictions,” says Jonathan Devery, spokesperson ... More >>

Vaping Bill Plays Into Big Tobacco’s Hands

Wednesday, 15 April 2020, 10:01 am | Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand

The Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand (VTANZ) is warning the Health Select Committee that the Government’s vaping bill creates barriers for Kiwi smokers’ keen to quit tobacco and could see others return to cigarettes. Representing over ... More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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