Ex-rokers aangemoedigd om hun mening te geven over het rookvrije plan van de overheid

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“The Government is waving around its smokefree proposals, yet it’s tightening the screws on vaping – the world’s most effective smoking cessation tool. It makes no sense, so we’re calling on ex-smokers to tell the Government that vaping is key to smokefree,”Zei AVCA-mededirecteur Nancy Loucas.

This call comes as the six-week consultation period for the Government’s discussion document titled ‘Proposals For A Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan’, which is meant to close on the 31st of May, reaches its halfway mark.

Shedding a light on the role of vaping

EEN 2019 survey found that only 0.8% van 14 en 15-jarigen waren gewone vapers, bevestigt dat er geen vape-epidemie is.

Loucas highlighted that submitters’ voices would help shed a light on the importance of vaping, when the Ministry of Health’s online consultation seems so heavily focused on making such products less available, less affordable, less appealing, and less addictive.

“I appreciate the Government doesn’t want to relitigate the vaping debate given legislation has been passed and the vaping regulations are now being finalised. Echter, smokefree and good vaping public policy go hand in hand," ze zei.

In lijn met claims uit de VS., sommige lokale media hebben gezegd dat er een groeiende epidemie van vapen onder tieners is. Echter, een overzicht van over 27,000 studenten die vorig jaar werden uitgevoerd door onderzoekers van de Universiteit van Auckland, vond zoiets niet. De studie vond dat alleen 0.8% van 14 en 15-jarigen waren gewone vapers, bevestigt dat er geen vape-epidemie is.

The public consultation on the smokefree discussion closes on May 31st

Ondertussen, with the public consultation on the smokefree discussion document closing soon, Loucas highlighted the importance of regulating responsibly. “Ik steun strengere regels en voorschriften voor tabak. Echter, the Government would better advance smokefree if it also focused on risk proportionate measures for vaping.”

Ze voegde eraan toe dat het discussiedocument het succes van vapen bij het verlagen van de rooktarieven had moeten oppikken. "Ten slotte, het ministerie van Volksgezondheid, Bureau voor gezondheidsbevordering, en District Health Boards hebben allemaal jarenlang met succes ‘Vape to Quit’ -promoties en -programma's uitgevoerd. "

The Vape to QuitStrong campaign

The AVCA is referring to newly released official information has revealed that the Ministry of Health has funded a budget of $1,670,000 for the Vape to QuitStrong campaign between the 2019/2020 en 2021/2022 financial years.

“After some delays while last year’s vaping legislation was passed, it’s great the Vape to QuitStrong campaign was launched a few weeks ago. It has made a good splash on the likes of primetime television and radio, with poster and bus shelter campaigns in communities with a high smoking prevalence,”Zei Loucas.

The total budget for the campaign includes strategy development, creative development, media placement, agency fees, and an allowance for operational costs. Vape to QuitStrong places an especially strong focus on young Māori women who remain disproportionately represented in New Zealand’s smoking rates.

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Bron: VapingPost