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The ‘Wild West’ of Vaping - Asthma Foundation

Tuesday, 10 September, 2019 - 13:34

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ remain concerned by the active promotion of vaping as a smoking cessation tool, amid mounting international evidence that vaping is not as safe as it is claimed to be.

Hapai Te Hauora welcomes e-cigarette study findings

Tuesday, 10 September, 2019 - 13:00

The results from the largest randomised trial in the world of e-cigarette use involving Māori has been warmly welcomed by Mihi Blair, Hāpai Te Hauora General Manager of Tobacco Control Advocacy Services.

Vaping helps smokers quit, and nicotine vapes plus patches work best - study

Tuesday, 10 September, 2019 - 10:30

New evidence from a large New Zealand vaping study suggests that hundreds of thousands more smokers worldwide could successfully quit the killer habit if they used nicotine-containing e-cigarettes (vapes) - illegal in a number of countries - together with nicotine patches.

Smokers conceal graphic warnings on cigarette packs, study finds

Tuesday, 10 September, 2019 - 10:09

Smokers are less likely to display packs of cigarettes and tobacco on tables at cafés and bars now that standardised packs with larger graphic health warnings have been introduced, according to a new study.

Public needs clarity around vaping - Nicky Wagner

Monday, 9 September, 2019 - 09:13

Amid growing public concern over vaping, the Government needs to deliver legislation that clarifies their position, National List MP Nicky Wagner says.

"There has been increased public concern and debate about vaping in recent weeks, yet the Government seems reluctant to address this.

Kiwi vaping campaign attracts international attention

Saturday, 7 September, 2019 - 10:03

The latest marketing campaign by the largest Kiwi-owned vaping company is attracting international attention.

Otago scientist fears many Kiwis unaware they have ALK positive lung cancer

Thursday, 5 September, 2019 - 08:56

A University of Otago scientist is concerned there could be a considerable number of Kiwis unaware they have ALK positive lung cancer as Pharmac is looking to fund Alecensa, a drug to treat this particular cancer.

Q+A: Tobacco company denies targeting young people with new vaping products

Monday, 2 September, 2019 - 22:48

Peata Melbourne, communications manager for Philip Morris International, appeared on Q+A tonight and denied the company is targeting young people with new vaping products.

Some New Zealand schools have expressed concern at the number of students who have been caught vaping.

ASH NZ welcomes Cancer Action Plan

Monday, 2 September, 2019 - 16:06

ASH NZ, a leading organisation campaigning to eliminate the death and harm caused by tobacco, welcomes the Government’s Cancer Action Plan, released yesterday.

Waterfront accommodation business and charter fishing operation up for sale

Monday, 2 September, 2019 - 15:32

The land and buildings jointly housing both a boutique waterfront campground and a charter fishing business have been placed on the market for sale.