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The Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy (AVCA ) is encouraging Kiwis to make a  submission on the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Smoked Tobacco) Amendment Bill by 24 August. They say getting tough on tobacco is well overdue. Now with Parliament’s health select committee, the bill limits the number of retailers able...

Smoking among New Zealand’s young teenagers has fallen to its lowest levels in over 20 years, while very few non-smoking students take up vaping, according to a significant survey of secondary school students. “Vaping rates might be up, but these are overwhelmingly young people who were smoking in the first place,”...

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 of kicking cigarettes, via vaping, is never straightforward and it does...

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 advocate. The Government has gazetted the ‘Notice of Proposed Quality Standards...

Consumers and advocates of safer nicotine products in the Asia-Pacific region will tackle the need for effective public health policy to address the smoking epidemic using the same science and principle to contain Covid-19 in an online seminar to be held on 21 March 2021. The Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco...

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 request. Despite the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Vaping) Amendment Act 2020 now in play,...

The Smoke-free Environments and Regulated Products (Vaping) Amendment Act 2020, which the 52nd Parliament passed into law in August 2020, took effect on 11 November 2020 with several guidelines to be enforced over a 15-month period. Under the law, e-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products will remain available and accessible to some...

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