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Asthma organisation 'hindering Smoke Free 2025'

Monday, 10 June, 2019 - 18:59

The Asthma And Respiratory Foundation’s overt criticism of the Government’s Vaping Facts website, and vaping generally, puts them in direct conflict with many senior health organisations and significant international evidence," says Ben Pryor, co-founder of VAPO and Alt New Zealand.

'Porirua's vaping ban missed opportunity'

Tuesday, 16 April, 2019 - 15:23

Porirua City is set to expand its smokefree areas to include beaches, the city centre and all council-owned and managed sites.

Wellington's vaping ban 'disappointing'

Thursday, 21 March, 2019 - 20:03

Wellington City Council’s decision today to make vaping part of its Smokefree Action Plan is disappointing and will do nothing to move the country closer to Smoke Free 2025, says the co-owner of New Zealand’s largest vaping business.

Vaping 'key' to Smoke Free 2025 goal

Monday, 11 March, 2019 - 09:54

It’s great the Government has announced it’s committed to amending the 1990 Smoke-free Environments Act. This follows Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa submitting a paper to cabinet in November titled "Supporting smokers to switch to significantly less harmful alternatives."

Council vaping bans 'misguided'

Wednesday, 6 March, 2019 - 15:56

Calls are getting louder for Wellington City Council’s City Strategy Committee to leave vaping out of its Smokefree Action Plan when it decides tomorrow - Thursday 7 March.

Vaping part of car ban, disappointing - Alt NZ

Sunday, 10 February, 2019 - 13:36

"We totally support the Government banning cigarette smoking in cars when children and young people are present, but to also lump vaping in makes absolutely no sense," says Ben Pryor, director of Alt New Zealand.

For smokers vaping twice as effective - Alt NZ

Monday, 4 February, 2019 - 09:06

"We’ve long known that vaping is a very effective way to give up smoking but to have it now confirmed by the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine is incredibly compelling," says Jonathan Devery, director of Alt New Zealand.

Vaping regulations 'needed to help smokers quit'

Thursday, 17 January, 2019 - 07:28

"Like many others we urge the Government to amend the Smokefree Environments Act when Parliament reconvenes giving vaping much-needed regulation and smokers a better chance of quitting," says Ben Pryor, Director of Alt New Zealand - the leading Kiwi-owned and operated vaping and e-cigarette compa

Vaping company supports removing tobacco from dairies

Friday, 11 January, 2019 - 07:04

Leading New Zealand-owned and operated vaping and e-cigarette company, Alt, is supporting calls for tobacco to be removed from all dairies saying such a move would bring considerable health and security benefits.

Why we need a reality check on dairy robberies - Hapai Te Hauora

Wednesday, 9 January, 2019 - 11:55

After an increase in excise tax on tobacco on January 1st, communities and smokefree advocates are calling for greater protection of those most affected by thefts from dairies.