Vaping rates, particularly among young people, have rapidly risen. Our political parties are starting to take notice, but the next government must turn proposals into policies, says Prof Kelly Burrowes
Kea Kids: We all know vaping is bad for your health, but why? We find out. - NZ Herald
What kinds of chemicals go into vape juice, and what can they do to your body? A Kea Kids News animation explores the science, and reporter Mason takes us to Wellington, where kids and adults have teamed up to crack down. Video / Kea Kids
Outrage as vape store opens near primary school before law changes
A lag in new laws means a vape store's able to set up metres from a Hastings primary school just weeks before a rule change that would scuttle it. And it's outraged some community members. They say to add insult to injury the businessman's offering to convert the space into a coffee shop if they refund the thousands of dollars he says it cost him to set up and apply for a specialist vape store licence. A law change that prevents new stores within 300 metres of marae and schools doesnt come into force until the last week of September and the proposed store has already been signed off . This afternoon they protested outside the store, Labour Tukituki MP Anna Lorck, who was with them, speaks to Lisa Owen. Checkpoint contacted The Food Store on Gordon Road shortly after the protest. A worker said the owner was not in the store but he would get back to us. [embed] https://players.brightcove.net/6093072280001/default_default/index.html?videoId=6336784608112
Labour sells its vaping crackdown - but is it too late?
The government's pointed to vapes as a key weapon in the war against cigarettes. In the rush to reach its smokefree targets, however, there are fears the horse has bolted - with children exposed to a whole new addiction. In this week's Focus on Politics, Political Reporter Giles Dexter explores the conflicting priorities that meant Labour's vaping regulations may have come too late.