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New Quit Smoking Guidelines From NZ’s Ministry of Health Are Disappointing

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Sadly the Ministry of Health continues to push the use of cessation tools such as nicotine patches, gum, and lozenges, despite all the scientific...

New Zealand: Cars Carrying Under 18’s Must be Smokefree

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The initiative is another step towards achieving the Smokefree 2025 goal. “The ban on smoking in cars with children is welcome. We know smoking...

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: 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...

New Zealand’s Budget Will Enable Reforms Conducive to Smokefree Plan

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“The Budget’s establishment funding to enable significant health reforms is positive news for those wanting a more centralised, concerted national health effort to achieve...

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...

Recent TAV 8 Panel Discussion Tackles WHO’s Recent Tobacco Report

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TAV 8 also announced the launch of a new global advocacy initiative which encourages sharing smoking cessation success stories from around the world.Premiering at...

Banning E-Liquid Sweeteners Would be Catastrophic For Stop-Smoking Efforts

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The logic behind limiting flavours for grownups, to prevent teens from taking up vaping is illogical.VAPO and Alt New Zealand co-owners, Jonathan Devery and...