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Calls for cigarette-to-vape switch to reduce dairy armed robberies

Wednesday, 18 April, 2018 - 17:32

The increasing rate of cash and cigarette related theft has inspired a New Zealand vaping business to offer free product consignment for dairy owners considering replacing their tobacco stocks.

The highs and lows of the Psychoactive Substances Act

Wednesday, 18 April, 2018 - 16:34

In July 2013, the Government implemented the Psychoactive Substances Act (PSA) in response to the prolific use of so-called "legal highs" in New Zealand.

The implementation of this law was not without its challenges, making it a fascinating thesis topic for 28-year-old Marta Rychert.

E-Cigarettes possible solution for dairy armed robberies

Wednesday, 18 April, 2018 - 14:11

From fog cannons and security guards to the recent installation of a security cage following a violent attack, dairy owners across the country are going to extreme lengths to keep themselves safe.

Study finds tobacco industry delayed NZ plain pack legislation

Monday, 16 April, 2018 - 10:58

A new study has suggested that threats of lawsuits given by the tobacco industry contributed to the stall in New Zealand’s plain packaging legislation by at least three years.

'Tobacco industry stalled NZ plain packs legislation'

Friday, 13 April, 2018 - 08:49

Threats of lawsuits by the tobacco industry helped delay the New Zealand legislation for plain tobacco packs by at least three years, new University of Otago research suggests.

Stop smoking services called upon to support the switch to vaping

Monday, 9 April, 2018 - 10:26

A recent study found the ban on nicotine for vaping, calls by some public health academics to further restrict access to vaping products and where people could vape, compelled vapers to form self-help groups.

Stop smoking services called upon to support switch to vaping

Monday, 9 April, 2018 - 09:27

Government funded stop smoking services will keep losing customers if they refuse to help people who want to try vaping, new research has found. The services are in a bind however because the legality of selling nicotine vaping products in New Zealand remains in doubt.

Members’ Bill to provide help for smokers to quit

Tuesday, 3 April, 2018 - 13:50

National MP Nicky Wagner is looking to improve laws around the accessibility of e-cigarettes to provide less harmful alternatives for long-term smokers that will help them kick the habit.

Local government committment to Smokefree 2025

Thursday, 29 March, 2018 - 09:07

There needs to be more commitment by local government to help achieve central government’s Smokefree 2025 goal, new University of Otago research shows.

Court dismisses Ministry of Health's case against Philip Morris

Tuesday, 27 March, 2018 - 16:00

Philip Morris (New Zealand) Limited (PMNZ) today welcomed the Wellington District Court’s judgment that confirms the legality of HEETS, a heated tobacco product specifically designed for use with IQOS, for commercial sale in New Zealand.