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Celebrating World Smokefree Day

Wednesday, 31 May, 2017 - 08:53

Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner is encouraging New Zealanders to help their friends and family quit smoking this World Smokefree Day.

Smokefree people in smokefree places

Tuesday, 30 May, 2017 - 12:51

Canterbury District Health Board is partnering with new stop smoking service Te Hā - Waitaha to encourage people to become smokefree on World Smokefree Day, 31 May.

Vivien Daley, Canterbury DHB Smokefree Manager, says World Smokefree Day is the perfect time to quit for good.

World Smoke-free Day event at Parliament

Tuesday, 31 May, 2016 - 18:32

The Associate Minister of Health Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga says reducing the harm from tobacco is the key focus of international efforts spearheaded by the World Health Organisation.

Mr Lotu-Iiga held an event at Parliament this evening.

ASH welcomes cigarette plain packs announcement

Tuesday, 31 May, 2016 - 14:18

ASH NZ congratulates Associate Health Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga on announcing draft regulations and a consultation document for standardised cigarette packaging.

High-risk heart patients urged to quit smoking

Tuesday, 31 May, 2016 - 13:57

The Heart Foundation is concerned about a possible high rate of smoking among younger Kiwis with heart disease.

On World Smokefree Day, the Heart Foundation says anecdotal evidence points to people with heart disease smoking at higher rates than the general population.

Council rolls out Capitals Smokefree Action Plan for World Smokefree Day

Tuesday, 31 May, 2016 - 11:42

Wellington’s action plan to support the Government’s goal for New Zealand to be smokefree by 2025 was launched today by Mayor Celia Wade-Brown.

Maori Party celebrates plain packaging progress on World Smokefree Day

Tuesday, 31 May, 2016 - 10:42

Māori Party Co-leader Marama Fox says: "We’ve hounded the Government on this issue for several years. It is also a message to international tobacco companies that New Zealand will not be intimidated by threats of legal action.

World Smokefree Day on 31 May is all about whanau

Monday, 30 May, 2016 - 19:28

World Smokefree Day is all about whānau this year, and whānau is the reason Jordan Taiaroa decided to quit smoking.

South Island Maori health leaders take a stand against smoking

Monday, 30 May, 2016 - 17:36

South Island Māori health leaders are taking a united front to tackle some of the tougher health issues affecting Māori.

Pet cancers linked to second-hand smoke

Monday, 30 May, 2016 - 16:17

As part of World Smokefree Day on 31 May, SPCA Auckland is calling for pet owners to learn about, and act to reduce, the health impacts of second-hand smoke on animals.