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Another missed opportunity from The Project on vaping - Hapai te Hauora

Tuesday, 7 May, 2019 - 10:41

Hāpai te Hauora is calling for TV show, The Project, to seek expert advice on vaping before developing unhelpful media content.

Research For Life awards money to medical researchers

Monday, 6 May, 2019 - 14:49

Wellington-based medical researchers have received $149,340 in Research For Life’s first funding round for 2019.

Two is better than one when quitting - research

Wednesday, 24 April, 2019 - 10:13

Smokers have a better chance of quitting if they use nicotine gum or another short-acting nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) together with a patch, rather than just one or the other.

Retailer sold cigarettes illegally to minor in Tasman - DHB

Thursday, 18 April, 2019 - 11:34

A tobacco retailer in the Tasman area has sold cigarettes to a 15-year-old volunteer in a tobacco controlled purchase operation which was undertaken by the Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service (PHS) this week.

More women registering with a midwife early in pregnancy - Report

Wednesday, 17 April, 2019 - 12:10

The latest Report on Maternity has been released by the Ministry of Health and the work of midwives continues to contribute to improving outcomes for New Zealand women and their babies.

'Porirua's vaping ban missed opportunity'

Tuesday, 16 April, 2019 - 15:23

Porirua City is set to expand its smokefree areas to include beaches, the city centre and all council-owned and managed sites.

'New Report on Maternity finds drop in teenage pregnancies'

Friday, 12 April, 2019 - 15:20

The latest Report on Maternity has been released, showing the rate of teenage pregnancies has halved in the past decade.

Every year the data, produced by the Ministry of Health, provides health statistics about women giving birth around the country.

Launch of new SUDI prevention workforce development videos

Tuesday, 9 April, 2019 - 10:01

On the 12th of April, the National Coordination for SUDI Prevention Service from Hāpai Te Hauora are launching SUDI Prevention video resources for those working in the health sector.

Vaping very low among young teens and no gateway

Monday, 8 April, 2019 - 20:57

New research shows record few Year 10 students in New Zealand are smoking, while vaping by 14 and 15-year olds remains equally low and is falling.

Youth smoking in NZ continues to fall

Thursday, 4 April, 2019 - 10:32

Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa released new data showing that daily smoking among students (aged 14-15) has dropped below 2% for the first time. Only 1.9% of students reported daily smoking.