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New Nicotine Replacement Products Offer Hope To Smokers

Wednesday, 17 March, 2010 - 11:36

Wellington, March 17 NZPA - Smokers have given the thumbs up to two nicotine replacement products which may become more commonly available, following research from the University of Otago.

New Nicotine Replacement Products Offer Hope To Smokers

Wednesday, 17 March, 2010 - 09:04

New Zealand smokers have given the thumbs up to two nicotine replacement products which may become more commonly available in this country following research from the University of Otago, Wellington .

Single Point Of Entry To Combat Contraband At Mt Eden And ACRP

Tuesday, 16 March, 2010 - 14:43

Attempting to smuggle contraband into Mt Eden and Auckland Central Remand (ACRP) Prisons has just got a lot tougher with the introduction of a secure single point of entry to the site.

Illicit Trade In Tobacco - Industry Calls For Strong Protocol Without Targeting Of Duty-Free

Saturday, 13 March, 2010 - 11:45

Airports, airlines and duty-free operators call upon WHO Member States to agree a strong Protocol on illicit trade in tobacco products during negotiations being held in Geneva from 14-21 March.

Tobacco Industry In The Gun At Select Committee Inquiry

Thursday, 11 March, 2010 - 16:11

British American Tobacco (BAT) today faced up to the Maori Affairs Select Committee as part of an inquiry in to the impact of tobacco on Maori.

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) is refuting claims made by BAT that they do not promote or market tobacco at youth.

For Sake Of Maori Children Tobacco Must Go

Thursday, 11 March, 2010 - 10:45

Maori child lobby organisation Te Kahui Mana Ririki (TKMR) supports the Maori Affairs select committee enquiry into the impact of tobacco on Maori.

"For the sake of our children we support the prohibition of tobacco," TKMR Chair Dr Hone Kaa said today.

Promise In GP Intervention For Smoking Cessation

Wednesday, 10 March, 2010 - 18:01

"My GP cares enough about the fact that I am smoking to send me a letter. This has made me think again about the effects it is having on my health," say smokers in a new study.

Smoking A Key Risk Factor For Maori Oral Health - Dental Association

Wednesday, 10 March, 2010 - 09:17

Tobacco use significantly increases the risk of oral cancer and the demand for oral health care, and Maori are among the worst hit, says the New Zealand Dental Association.

Governments Celebrate Five Years Of Anti-Tobacco Convention

Saturday, 27 February, 2010 - 10:21

A ceremony marking the fifth anniversary of the entry into force of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control was held today in Geneva headquarters of the World Health Organization.

Smoking Cessation Referrals On The Rise

Friday, 26 February, 2010 - 09:02

Waikato District Health Board frontline staff are now offering 'better help for smokers to quit' to 40 per cent of patients.

These are the latest figures from the second quarter Health Targets report released by the Ministry of Health this week, ranking Waikato fourth out of 21 DHBs.