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Smokers Who Ask For Help Are More Likely To Quit

Friday, 7 January, 2011 - 18:59

The traditional New Year's resolution, together with the January 1 tobacco tax increase, has prompted a record number of smokers to contact Quit to get help to stop smoking.

Smokers Flood Quitline With Calls

Sunday, 2 January, 2011 - 13:32

Auckland, Jan 2 NZPA - Smokers wanting to quit have flooded the Quitline call centre with enquiries, following a 10 percent increase in the price of cigarettes which came into force on January 1.

Latest Quit Smoking Device Available In Selected Pharmacies For Christmas

Tuesday, 21 December, 2010 - 12:01

New Zealand pharmacies have another tool to help 600,000 New Zealanders to quit smoking this Christmas. Elusion Cigarette Company has reached an agreement with Pharmacy Brands to distribute e-cigarettes though its nationwide network of Amcal, Care Chemist, Unichem and Life Pharmacies.

Study Finds Concern For Children A Significant New Reason To Quit Smoking

Friday, 10 December, 2010 - 00:04

New Zealand smokers increasingly say "setting an example" for children is an important reason to quit, according to new research.

Passive Smoking Responsible For One Percent Of Deaths, Report

Friday, 26 November, 2010 - 13:04

Auckland, Nov 26 NZPA - One percent of deaths globally are caused by passive smoking, according to a new study.

Outstanding Achievement And Room For Improvement: Health Targets

Friday, 26 November, 2010 - 08:02

Waikato District Health Board will be presented with the one and only outstanding achievement award from health minister Tony Ryall today (Friday 26 November) for progress towards the immunisation health target.

Maori Leadership "Critical" To Reduce Smoking

Friday, 26 November, 2010 - 00:04

Wellington, Nov 26 NZPA - Maori leadership and Maori specific marketing is needed to reduce smoking among Maori, a study has found.

Survey Reveals Second Hand Smoke An Issue

Friday, 19 November, 2010 - 11:56

The 2009 Tobacco Use Survey released today shows that the overall prevalence of smoking is continuing to decline but exposure to second-hand smoke is still a significant issue for some households, says Associate Health Minister Ta

Toiora Whanau Ora Centres Launched

Thursday, 18 November, 2010 - 17:09

Two Whanau Ora Centres were launched today in the Waikato by the Hon. Tariana Turia, Associate Minister of Health, as part of the Government's new primary health care programme.

Tobacco Display Ban Will Cost $50 Million, Retailers Say

Friday, 5 November, 2010 - 04:04

Wellington, Nov 5 NZPA - Tobacco retailers are up in arms over the Government's latest moves to curb smoking, saying it will cost $50 million to change their shops and hide cigarettes.