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Otago Study Sends Mixed Messages About Vapes as Quitting Tools

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The study titled, “A Descriptive Analysis of Transitions from Smoking to Electronic Nicotine Delivery System (ENDS) Use: A Daily Diary Investigation,” concluded that quitting...

New Zealand’s Smokefree 2025 Action Plan Was Launched Last Week

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Last month, a number of health entities in New Zealand voiced their disappointment at the fact that there was still no action plan in...

New Zealand: Cigarette Smuggling to Worsen if Vaping Not Promoted

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The tobacco black market is fed by none other than high tobacco taxes and subsequent high prices.A media release by the Aotearoa Vapers Community...

NZ Minister Sought Broad Opinions Before Finalizing Smoke-Free Plan 

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The co-director of the Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy (AVCA), Nancy Loucas, said that ministerial diary records show that Dr. Verrall held teleconferences ahead of...

NZ Vape Retailers Are Urged to Adhere to Age Restrictions

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Among the restrictions set in place by the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Vaping) Amendment Act which took effect in 2020, is a ban...

AVCA: New Zealand’s 2021 Budget Should Fund E-Cig Starter Packs Like...

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New Zealand’s ‘vape to quit’ smoking cessation programmes are already well established. A strategy that would give this scheme a boost, says Loucas, would...

Bad Timing For NZ’s Vape Businesses as New Bill Coincides With...

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While specialist vape retail stores have been forced into lock down, general retailers selling cigarettes remain open.New Zealand’s costly vape bill which went into...

NZ Smokefree Plan Should Promote E-Cigarettes as Safer Alternatives

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“Back in 2011 when Smokefree 2025 was launched, it was viewed as doable albeit requiring serious and deliberate government programmes and intervention. However, nine...

NZ Vape Industry Concerned Shop Security Will Worsen Due to New...

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The Ministry of Health was recently reviewing submissions on its draft vaping regulations. Earlier this year, co-director of the Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy (AVCA),...

NZ’s Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products Act Goes Into Effect

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Unlike its Australian counterpart, the NZ government at least understands the potential of vaping as a safer alternative to smoking.Earlier this year, New Zealand’s...