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'Study shows costs of legal marijuana exceeds revenues 4:1'

Tuesday, 20 November, 2018 - 07:32

Family First New Zealand says that a new study on the impact of marijuana legalisation in Colorado has found that for every one dollar in tax revenue from marijuana, the state spends $4.50 as a result of the effects of the consequences of legalisation.

Hapai Te Hauora joins the Health Not Handcuffs Coalition to petition the PM

Monday, 19 November, 2018 - 19:00

Today Hāpai Te Hauora supported the launch of a petition urging the Prime Minister to double the investment for drug-related treatment and harm reduction initiatives in Budget 2019. This would see $150 million extra allocated for the under-resourced drug harm reduction sector.

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.

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.

Working to reduce Asthma and COPD hospitalisations in NZ

Tuesday, 6 November, 2018 - 09:05

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) and Asthma New Zealand Inc (ANZ) working together to reduce Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) hospitalisations.

A guide to running workplace Melbourne Cup sweepstakes

Monday, 5 November, 2018 - 10:47

Kiwis are known for their unbridled enthusiasm for the Melbourne Cup, and for ponying up in the workplace sweepstake.

Hawke's Bay retailers caught selling cigarettes to minors

Monday, 29 October, 2018 - 13:41

Four retailers have been caught selling cigarettes to children under 18 years of age following a controlled purchase operation carried out recently in Hastings and Napier.

Increasing alcohol tax could benefit health - study

Monday, 29 October, 2018 - 09:40

Increasing the excise tax on alcohol would likely result in fewer people dying or being injured in vehicle crashes - and generate savings for society, according to a just-published New Zealand study.

'Urgent action needed' to prevent 8,000 cancer diagnoses each year

Sunday, 28 October, 2018 - 17:01

Around 8,000 New Zealanders are diagnosed with potentially preventable cancer each year and bold action is needed to curb the dramatic harm caused by the "big three" risk factors: obesity, alcohol and tobacco.

Whanganui and Ashhurst tobacco retailers fail operations

Friday, 26 October, 2018 - 16:46

Three retailers sold tobacco products to a 15-year-old volunteer during recent controlled purchase operations carried out by MidCentral DHB Public Health Services. The retailers were Lite Up Wanganui, Fitzherbert Avenue Dairy in Whanganui and Ashhurst Service Centre, Ashhurst.