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Teen Smoking Rates Reach New Lows: Survey

Thursday, 11 June, 2009 - 08:52

Wellington, June 11 NZPA - Teen smoking rates have dropped dramatically in the past decade to reach new lows.

Turia Welcomes Survey But Warns Against Complacency

Wednesday, 10 June, 2009 - 17:19

Tariana Turia is pleased about the decline in cigarette smoking among year 10 students but Aotearoa still faces a smoking crisis, she says.

Mrs Turia said while today's release of the ASH Year 10 Survey was a good news story, it was by no means a great news story.

Health Researchers Granted $83m In New Research Funds

Wednesday, 10 June, 2009 - 00:01


Wellington, June 10 NZPA - The nation's health researchers were today given $83.58 million in new Government funding .

Smokefree Coalition Attacks Cigarette Discounting

Monday, 8 June, 2009 - 17:22

Wellington, June 8 NZPA - Some Timaru stores are discounting cigarettes by up to $1 a pack -- and the Smokefree Coalition fears the practise may be spreading.

Discounted Cigarette Advertising Disgraceful, Says Coalition

Monday, 8 June, 2009 - 15:22

The Smokefree Coalition says stores should be investigated for selling heavily discounted cigarettes and may be in breach of the Smoke-free Environments Act.

ASH Calls For Tobacco Sellers To Be Licensed

Wednesday, 13 May, 2009 - 18:30

Wellington, May 13 NZPA - A dairy owner with multiple convictions for selling cigarettes to children under 18 is proof New Zealand needs to introduce a tobacco licence, anti-smoking lobby group Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) says.

Five Convictions Shows Need For Tobacco Licence Say Ash

Wednesday, 13 May, 2009 - 16:38

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) is angered that a dairy owner has continued to thumb his nose at tobacco laws.

Sanjay Malaviy, owner of a Turangi convenience store has pleaded guilty to a charge of breaching an order not to sell tobacco products.

Uk House Of Lords Back Tobacco Display Ban

Friday, 8 May, 2009 - 10:49

Britain's House of Lords has voted in favour of banning tobacco retail displays, voting overwhelmingly in favour of putting tobacco displays by 204 votes to 110. Amongst evidence heard by the Lords was research conducted by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) New Zealand.

Greens: Name The Secret Lobbyists

Tuesday, 5 May, 2009 - 14:40

5 May 2009 - Green Party Co-Leader Russel Norman called today in Parliament for the identity of secret lobbyists to be revealed.

"It is vital for open, honest politics that the role of lobbyists is not kept secret," said Dr Norman.

International Report Highlights Health Challenges For Māori Children

Thursday, 30 April, 2009 - 17:35

An international report focusing on the health problems faced by indigenous children - including young Māori in New Zealand - has concluded that they are the result of social rather than biological causes.