New Zealand

Nancy Sutthoff is the Co-founder and Co-Director of Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy (AVCA) in New Zealand.  AVCA was officially formed in April 2016 to address the rights of vapers in New Zealand in response to the lack of legislation/regulation/guidance from the national level of government,  and local councils misapplication of SmokeFree laws towards Vaping.   Nancy has a diverse background with degrees in Police Sciences (A.A.S) and Sociology (B.A) she has always, in one way or another,  been involved in investigative and advocacy roles, from business analysis of corporate IT systems to  research administration at SUNY Stony Brook (New York, USA) to local government relations for the West Boca Community Council (Florida, USA) to youth health and education advocacy (New Zealand).   Nancy’s motivation has been, and always will be, to educate people on their options, to support them in their choices and to honour the memory of her mother (who died young of smoking related disease) by standing up for those whose voices are usually not heard, and fighting with them for their rights to self determination, be it their health or otherwise.