Welcome to Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy - AVCA New Zealand

Welcome to Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy - AVCA New Zealand

Action plan

Our Action Plan:

We already have a network of volunteers in the community , as well as collaborators in community organisations who we work with to fulfill our mission. Our approach is three pronged: Educate, Inform and Advocate in the wider Community.

Educate current smokers on the option of utilising an electronic cigarette/vapouriser with nicotine e-liquid, and when possible, distributing donated electronic cigarettes/vapourisers to interested people, providing people with advice on how to use the equipment and how to obtain nicotine e-liquid from overseas until such time that it is available legally on the retail market here in New Zealand.

Inform the Public that the use of an electronic cigarette/vapouriser is not the same as tobacco smoking and the exudate/second hand vapour is not a health hazard such as second hand smoke is. Also to educate them as to what it is, and why it is used and try to dispel the myth and public perception that vaping and smoking are one and the same.

Advocate for vapers with the government, educational institutions, and other interests about what we do and why we do it. We also hope to engage on a one to one level, both formally and informally through meetings, invites to monthly meetups and correspondence to begin the conversation, have the debate, and discuss the situation.