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'Hamilton's vaping ban disappointing for smokefree advocates'

Tuesday, 29 September, 2020 - 11:42

Hamilton City Council’s massive u-turn today to now include vaping alongside smoking as a prohibited activity in smokefree areas is deeply disappointing and will hinder not help the country’s Smokefree 2025 ambition, says a leading Kiwi vape entrepreneur.

We are holding you to account, Jacinda - Maori Party

Tuesday, 6 August, 2019 - 14:48

Che Wilson, President of the Māori Party says the Government needs to do more than blow smoke at Police who continue to deploy tactics to create unrest at Ihumātao.

Smokefree Day needed vaping myths to be busted

Saturday, 1 June, 2019 - 07:30

Hard on the heels of World Smokefree Day yesterday, the largest New Zealand-owned vaping company has come out keen to smash lingering myths about vaping which it believes continue to hamper the country’s smokefree aspiration.

'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.

Good on Hamilton for rejecting vaping ban - Alt

Thursday, 14 March, 2019 - 22:21

Hamilton City Council has voted to keep vaping out of its smokefree policy following a debate on the city’s Smokefree And Vapefree Outdoor Areas Policy and Smokefree Plan.

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."

Sir Peter Gluckman named NZ Communicator of the Year

Friday, 8 March, 2019 - 11:13

The Prime Minister’s former chief science advisor has been named winner of the 2019 Communicator of the Year Award, for his debunking of the "meth test myth" and stimulating public discussion on contentious issues such as genetic modification.

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.