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New Cigarette Health Warning Regulations Not Being Followed

Monday, 28 September, 2009 - 08:55

The regulations on health warning images on cigarette packets are not being appropriately followed by tobacco companies. That's the conclusion of latest research from the University of Otago which involved a study of cigarette pack warnings after these became mandatory in August 2008.

Q+A's Paul Holmes Interviews Maori Party MP, Hone Harawira

Sunday, 27 September, 2009 - 16:23

Points of interest:

- Smoking inquiry to highlight possible law changes, go after tobacco companies

- Gangs have killed no more than 500 New Zealanders since 1970, tobacco has killed 100,000

Unequal Risks, Unmet Needs. Pacific People And Tobacco In Nz

Friday, 25 September, 2009 - 01:00

Little government attention has been given to smoking by Pacific peoples in New Zealand, and there is no specific government plan to deal with this smoking.

Changes To Customs And Excise Amendment Act 2008 Come Into Force

Thursday, 24 September, 2009 - 11:52

The final amendments in the Customs and Excise Amendment Act (No 3) 2008 come into force on 1 September 2009. These changes relate to three main areas.

Action On Smoking And Health (ASH) NZ

Wednesday, 23 September, 2009 - 14:34

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) is delighted the Maori Affairs Select Committee has approved a request from MP Hone Harawira to hold an inquiry into the impact of tobacco use on Maori.

Smokefree Coalition Backs Call For Tobacco Industry Inquiry

Wednesday, 23 September, 2009 - 12:26

Smokefree Coalition media release 23 September 2009 The Smokefree Coalition fully endorses the Maori Affairs Select Committee's call for the New Zealand tobacco industry to give an account of the role it plays in causing both sickness and early deaths among Maori.

Tobacco Industry - Under The Public Spotlight

Wednesday, 23 September, 2009 - 12:00

The announcement that the Maori Affairs Select Committee will put the Tobacco Industry under the spotlight, as never before, will be a watershed moment for public health advocates in this country.

Libertarianz: PM's Clumsy Bribe Insults Dignity Of Maori

Friday, 18 September, 2009 - 12:54

Libertarianz leader Richard McGrath branded the National Government's decision to take money from working people in order to insulate homes owned by Maori families as despicable, and likely part of a political trade-off with the Maori Party.

No Need To Change Decision Over Displays, Say Retailers

Thursday, 17 September, 2009 - 11:23

Family-owned community retailers around New Zealand are concerned over recent comments that the Maori Party is pushing the Government to reverse its decision on retail displays of tobacco products.

Licensing Of Tobacco Retailers Needed

Tuesday, 15 September, 2009 - 15:43

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) says there is a need to license tobacco retailers.

The call comes as four retailers in Queenstown and Central Otago face prosecution and fines of up to $2000 each after allegedly selling tobacco to minors.