For Immediate Release - 23 November 2016





The New Zealand Vaping Community has helicoptered into Kaikoura much needed e-cigarettes and e-liquid supplies for vapers suffering the aftermath of the devastating earthquake and its aftershocks.


“A rallying cry went out to the major players in the New Zealand vaping community asking for support and a few of the lads managed to scrape together a relief package, including 100 e-cigarette starter kits and e-liquids,” said QJ Satchell, President of the New Zealand Vaping Alliance.


“We all know the stress is a significant trigger for smokers, so to hear that many smokers are now facing out-of-stocks of tobacco products in Kaikoura at a time their lives are in such disarray, made the decision to help them pretty easy,” said Mr Satchell.


“One company that supplied product was who said their motivation has always been to help smokers get off tobacco, and it seemed only natural that we find a way to get some e-cigarettes and e-liquids to those in need.


“The last few years has shown me that the New Zealand vaping community is always happy to help other vapers and smokers. This is a great community that I am proud to be a part of, as are the other suppliers who have very generously donated to this initiative,” said Mr Satchell.


The supplies are being flown in by helicopter by the team Te Runga o Ngai Tahu.