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Food taxes and fruit and vege subsidies would bring major health gains - Study

Wednesday, 1 July, 2020 - 10:48

A consumer tax on the saturated fat, salt and sugar content of food, accompanied by a 20 per cent subsidy on fruit and vegetables, would bring major benefits for the health sector, researchers from Otago, Auckland and Melbourne Universities say.

MPs must amend bill after compelling study on vape flavours - Ben Pryor

Tuesday, 30 June, 2020 - 14:50

A massive international study involving nearly 18,000 participants has revealed flavoured vapes are over two times more effective at helping adults to quit smoking than tobacco flavour alone. Further, flavoured vapes don’t lead to more young people smoking.

Students would rather quit smoking than pay more for cigarettes - study

Tuesday, 30 June, 2020 - 09:17

University students in New Zealand would be more likely to quit smoking if the price of cigarettes increases, a University of Canterbury (UC) study suggests.

'Australians now have chance to beat Big Tobacco'

Monday, 29 June, 2020 - 08:06

"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.

Aussie vape backdown encouraging, but time for regulation - AVCA

Sunday, 28 June, 2020 - 09:15

News that Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt is delaying the ban of imported nicotine vaping products for personal use into Australia for another six months - until 1 January 2021 - is being welcomed by the Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy (AVCA).

VTANZ joins Aussie backlash on nicotine vaping ban

Friday, 26 June, 2020 - 14:41

The Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand (VTANZ) has come out support of Australian smokefree advocates and vapers, saying the best way Kiwis can support a healthier future for their Australian cousins is to sign a petition launched by two furious Government MPs.

'New research project shows what is happening with cannabis legalisation in US'

Thursday, 25 June, 2020 - 15:49

The US experience with cannabis legalisation is as diverse as its many models - each state runs things differently, according to a new research project by the New Zealand Initiative.

Australia’s decision on vaping denounced by AVCA

Monday, 22 June, 2020 - 12:13

Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy (AVCA) has come out strongly in support of Australian vapers against a ban of imported nicotine vaping products for personal use into Australia, with or without a prescription.

Sort vaping bill or risk rising smoking rates - AVCA

Tuesday, 16 June, 2020 - 13:43

"MPs keen on Smokefree 2025 need to speak up if we’re going to successfully get more Kiwis off tobacco. Now is their chance, as sadly the Health Select Committee has not listened," says Nancy Loucas, Director of the Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy (AVCA).

Palmy vaping ban due 'outrageous'

Saturday, 13 June, 2020 - 09:42

"Palmerston North’s Draft Auahi Kore Smokefree and Vapefree Policy 2020 does not support the country’s smokefree ambition.