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Tobacco Report Will Benefit All New Zealanders

Tobacco Report Will Benefit All New Zealanders

The Stroke Foundation of New Zealand says the Māori Affairs Select Committee's report on tobacco will benefit all New Zealanders. The Committee's recommendations underscore a strategy to halve smoking rates by 2015, as the first step towards a smokefree New Zealand by 2025.

Alcoholics Told Keep Drinking Due To Detox Bed Shortage

Alcoholics Told Keep Drinking Due To Detox Bed Shortage

Wellington, NZPA - Severe alcoholics are being advised to keep drinking due to a shortage of acute detoxification beds.

Nz Patients Cleared To Get Medicinal Cannabis

Wellington, Nov 4 NZPA - New Zealand medicines regulators have approved a cannabis-based spray for use by multiple sclerosis (MS) patients in this country, says a big manufacturer, GW Pharmaceuticals.

DHB To Apologise For Billing Distressed Mum

DHB To Apologise For Billing Distressed Mum

Wellington, Nov 3 NZPA - The Auckland District Health Board will apologise to a mother whose unborn baby did not survive a publicly funded procedure at Auckland Hospital and was sent a $2200 bill for the treatment.

Backing For Tobacco Control Proposals

Backing For Tobacco Control Proposals

Opposition parties and anti-smoking lobby groups are backing tough new recommendations for controlling tobacco.

College Of GPs Endorses Maori Affairs Select Committee Report On Tobacco

College Of GPs Endorses Maori Affairs Select Committee Report On Tobacco

"The College of GPs endorses the Maori Affairs Select Committee Report on New Zealand's tobacco industry, released today," College President Harry Pert says.

Backing For Tobacco Control Proposals

Backing For Tobacco Control Proposals

Wellington, Nov 3 NZPA - Opposition parties and anti-smoking lobby groups are backing tough new recommendations for controlling tobacco.

Tobacco Recommendations Will Improve Health And Reduce Inequalities

Tobacco Recommendations Will Improve Health And Reduce Inequalities

Recommendations made by the Maori Affairs Select Committee's inquiry into tobacco are strongly endorsed by the New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) which says that adopting the proposals would have a dramatic effect on improving public health and reducing health inequalities.

Tobacco Report Praised For Promoting Maori Smokefree Goals

Tobacco Report Praised For Promoting Maori Smokefree Goals

The Maori Affairs Select Committee's final report on tobacco is a landmark in smokefree initiatives, according to the Public Health Association (PHA).

Tobacco Report A Landmark In Smokefree Initiatives

The Maori Affairs Select Committee's final report on tobacco is a landmark in smokefree initiatives, according to the Public Health Association (PHA).