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Smoking during pregnancy increases likelihood of baby becoming obese

Thursday, 22 November, 2018 - 14:00

Smoking during pregnancy increases the chance that your baby will become obese. New research published in Experimental Physiology examined potential reasons for this phenomenon, using tissue which is normally discarded following birth.

New approach for Maori women to quit smoking - Salesa

Thursday, 22 November, 2018 - 11:36

Associate Minister of Health Jenny Salesa welcomes a new report released today highlighting innovative ways of working with young Māori women to successfully quit smoking.

Elective c-section linked to overweight risk - new research

Thursday, 22 November, 2018 - 05:00

A new study has found that babies born by elective - but not emergency - caesarean were more likely to be overweight at 12 months age.

Hapai Te Hauora condemns tobacco organisation

Wednesday, 21 November, 2018 - 14:38

Hāpai Te Hauora condemns the latest activity by Phillip Morris International (PMI) to associate with indigenous peoples, by requesting pōwhiri and kapa haka support for a corporate event.

NZ Respiratory Conference: Asthma and respiratory disease in spotlight

Tuesday, 20 November, 2018 - 12:22

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ is gearing up for one of the big events on the respiratory calendar with the New Zealand Respiratory Conference 2018, being held at the Pullman Hotel, Auckland on 22-23 November 2018.

Publication of Health Survey’s key results

Thursday, 15 November, 2018 - 19:01

The Ministry of Health has today published key Tier 1 statistics from the New Zealand Health Survey 2017/18. The Health Survey collects information on the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders, and helps the Ministry identify key issues and monitor trends.

Loss of tax behind extreme anti-vaping laws - research

Thursday, 15 November, 2018 - 09:54

Smoking rates among men in Asia remain extraordinarily high by world standards, with Indonesian men aged 15 and over leading at 76.2 percent.

The Marlin Hotel Goes Smokefree

Tuesday, 13 November, 2018 - 13:45

The only smoking you will find at the Marlin Hotel in Whangaroa is smoked marlin on the menu. The Marlin Hotel has gone totally smokefree and believed to be the first ‘local pub’ in Northland to do so.

New health group to tackle much-needed health prevention measures

Wednesday, 7 November, 2018 - 18:00

One-third of premature death and disability in New Zealand is caused by smoking, alcohol, obesity and unhealthy diets, yet less than a half a percent of the health budget is spent on preventing that damage, say a new health group launched today in parliament.

The time is right to ban smoking in cars with kids - Cancer Society

Wednesday, 7 November, 2018 - 15:15

The Cancer Society say the time is right to protect the thousands of children exposed to a cocktail of pollutants in smoke-filled cars every day. Cancer Society is lending its support to a petition launched this week calling for a ban on smoking in cars with children.