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Vaping very low among young teens and no gateway

Monday, 8 April, 2019 - 20:57

New research shows record few Year 10 students in New Zealand are smoking, while vaping by 14 and 15-year olds remains equally low and is falling.

Youth smoking in NZ continues to fall

Thursday, 4 April, 2019 - 10:32

Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa released new data showing that daily smoking among students (aged 14-15) has dropped below 2% for the first time. Only 1.9% of students reported daily smoking.

Adult daughters of mothers smoking during pregnancy more likely short, obese - study

Friday, 15 March, 2019 - 05:00

A new international Liggins Institute-led study highlights another reason for women to avoid tobacco during pregnancy: it heightens the chances of their daughters growing up short, as well as their chances of developing obesity in adulthood.

Liberal access to e-cigarettes likely to bring health benefits, NZ study finds

Wednesday, 13 March, 2019 - 22:32

New Zealand’s approach of allowing wide access to e-cigarettes is likely to be bringing overall health gains and cost savings for the health system, researchers from the University of Otago, Wellington have found.

E-cigarettes may have health benefits - Australian and NZ researchers

Monday, 11 March, 2019 - 18:47

Easier access to e-cigarettes containing nicotine is highly likely to lead to health gains and cost savings in the health sector, Australian and New Zealand researchers have found.

Philip Morris reiterates 'commitment to a smoke-free NZ'

Friday, 8 March, 2019 - 08:15

Philip Morris (New Zealand) Limited (PMNZ) has today reiterated its unconditional commitment to have cigarettes replaced by less harmful alternatives in New Zealand as soon as possible, following yesterday’s renewed debate on how to truly achieve a smoke-free country.

Grey Street and Wellington City beaches now smokefree

Thursday, 7 March, 2019 - 16:40

Wellington city councillors today voted to make the city’s beaches and the Grey Street pedestrian area in the central city smokefree.

Council vaping bans 'misguided'

Wednesday, 6 March, 2019 - 15:56

Calls are getting louder for Wellington City Council’s City Strategy Committee to leave vaping out of its Smokefree Action Plan when it decides tomorrow - Thursday 7 March.

Community and smokefree sector calling on councils for smokefree beach regulations

Wednesday, 6 March, 2019 - 14:07

Community members and the smokefree sector are advocating for councils to prioritise smokefree beach regulations. This call to action came to a head this week as Wellington city council stated that they are proposing to extend its smoking ban to the Grey St pedestrian area and beaches.

New tool could make aspirin safer for preventing heart disease

Tuesday, 26 February, 2019 - 11:00

Auckland researchers have developed a new tool that could make aspirin a safer and better-targeted preventative for heart disease and stroke.