The Smokefree Bill was introduced in Parliament in July is now with the Health Select Committee. The Bill amends the Act which governs the sale of vaping products, smokefree environments and flavours.
So far, New Zealand’s sensible and science-led approach to vaping as a tool to helping smokers quit has been working.
We have real choice and ready access to healthier alternatives. But around the world global anti-vaping forces are looking at our success and want to interfere with our laws. Some of the things they’ve proposed like flavour bans, shop restrictions, or higher taxes have failed miserably where they’ve been tried.
They regularly interfere with parliamentary processes like select committees, with anti-vaping stances.
We must keep New Zealand on the right path.
But your voice is powerful, and can help show our members of parliament how vaping is working to reduce the harms of smoking, giving smokers a real and better choice, and reducing the pressure on our health system.
That’s why we’re asking vapers across New Zealand to email the Health Committee and tell them: KEEP WHAT’S WORKING FOR US!
To help, we’ve drafted some template emails.
But these are always best when they tell your personal story, so please edit these or write your own.
Together, we are always more powerful than alone.
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