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'Great news teen smoking dropping - but we still need to address the vapes'

Thursday, 3 March, 2022 - 09:16

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) welcomes the release of the ASH Year 10 Snapshot Survey, and the finding that daily smoking among Year 10 students now stands at just 1.3%, down from 2% two years ago.

Survey proves non-smoking youth are not taking up vaping - CAPHRA

Tuesday, 1 March, 2022 - 12:59

Smoking among New Zealand’s young teenagers has fallen to its lowest levels in over 20 years, while very few non-smoking students take up vaping, according to a significant survey of secondary school students.

Tala Pasifika 'want smokefree lives for young Pacific students after ASH report'

Tuesday, 1 March, 2022 - 09:21

Tala Pasifika - Pacific Action for Change welcomes the newly released ASH Year 10 Survey ( which has seen a major decrease in the number of teenagers smoking cigarettes except for Pacific students.

Daily youth smoking rates at all time low in Aotearoa - Ministry of Health

Monday, 28 February, 2022 - 10:22

Daily smoking rates for Māori students saw a substantial decrease for the first time since 2015, from about 5-6% between 2015-2019 to 3.4% in 2021, with Māori girls showing the biggest drop in daily smoking of any group (6.8% in 2019 to 3.7% in 2021), echoing the results of the NZ Health Su

Healthy living powers up wahina toa in national rugby competition - HPA

Friday, 25 February, 2022 - 14:32

A new super rugby partnership with Te Hiringa Hauora | Health Promotion Agency will place health and wellbeing as the winner on the day, when the competition whistle blows next week.

Investigation highlights the importance of adequate optometry testing - HDC

Monday, 21 February, 2022 - 14:02

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Deborah James today released details of a case highlighting the importance of adequate and appropriate eye testing and record keeping.

Paracetamol in pregnancy linked to childhood depression? - University of Auckland

Friday, 11 February, 2022 - 05:00

Paracetamol during pregnancy: a link with childhood depression?

Could there be a link between mothers taking paracetamol during pregnancy and later signs of depression in some of their children?

Pandemic 'drives frontline health professionals' demand for continued respiratory education'

Friday, 28 January, 2022 - 06:00

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) is seeing soaring demand for its Asthma and COPD Fundamentals eLearning course for health professionals. Registrations for the course have risen by over 100% between 2020 and 2021.

'Helping Kiwis breathe easy, this Christmas and beyond'

Tuesday, 21 December, 2021 - 09:09

As we head into the festive season after a long and challenging year, the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) is encouraging Kiwis to stay safe and look after their respiratory health this summer.

Smoke from scrub fire a health risk in the Far North

Monday, 20 December, 2021 - 11:38

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) is urging anyone with a respiratory condition who has been evacuated from the Kaimaumau area to be careful about smoke, and to stay indoors as far as possible, with the active fire currently burning across over 2,000 hectares in the Far North.