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Community-minded youth play vital role to achieve smokefree law change - RPH

Tuesday, 30 November, 2021 - 17:18

From Sunday 28 November, it is illegal to smoke or vape in cars with anyone under the age of 18. For a group of Wellington rangatahi, known as The Hashtags, advocating for their community to get this law changed has been a primary focus for a number of years.

Fire and Emergency 'is keeping communities safe'

Monday, 29 November, 2021 - 10:06

Fire and Emergency is, and always will be, committed to keeping our communities safe.

Solving airflow may help protect against Covid-19 - Tether

Monday, 29 November, 2021 - 09:15

What makes people fearful of COVID-19 is that it is invisible, but with the right tools people can monitor the invisible and assess the Covid risk that a room, classroom and building may pose.

ProCare welcomes new ban on smoking in cars

Sunday, 28 November, 2021 - 09:20

ProCare, New Zealand’s largest network of primary healthcare professionals, is today welcoming the legislation that comes into effect which makes it illegal for anyone to smoke in a car (be it stationary or moving) with people under the age of 18.

Banning smoking in cars with children 'to save future Pasifika generations'

Friday, 26 November, 2021 - 05:05

From Sunday 28 November, it will be illegal to smoke or vape in cars carrying a child or young person under the age of 18. This law was passed last year in May under The Smoke-free Environments (Prohibiting Smoking in Motor Vehicles Carrying Children) Amendment Act 2020.

Banning smoking in cars 'will help take tobacco out of daily life'

Friday, 26 November, 2021 - 05:00

Making it illegal to smoke or vape around children in cars is one more step towards taking tobacco out of daily life, says a leading public health agency.

From 28 November 2021, it will be an offence to smoke or vape in a motor vehicle carrying anyone under 18 years old.

Letter of support given to Minister Ayesha Verrall ahead of Smokefree 2025 Action Plan

Thursday, 18 November, 2021 - 13:02

Associate Health Minister Ayesha Verrall received a giant open letter of support from more than 110 health and community organisations and 650 individuals at parliament today in support for her Smokefree 2025 Action Plan.

Strong support for bold measures to achieve Smokefree Aotearoa by 2025

Thursday, 18 November, 2021 - 12:00

Aukati Tupeka Aotearoa National (ATA) network of agencies applauds the contribution to leadership shown by Health Coalition Aotearoa (HCA) in their open letter to Associate Minister of Health Ayesha Verrall, presented on the steps of Parliament today.

Psychiatric wards ignoring hospitals’ non-smoking policies, study finds

Tuesday, 16 November, 2021 - 08:00

Staff on many psychiatric wards are ignoring hospital smoke-free policies, believing mental health service users will be more aggressive and violent if they are not allowed to smoke, a study from the University of Otago, Wellington, has found.

Nitrate in drinking water could cause up to 100 cases of bowel cancer in NZ

Monday, 8 November, 2021 - 09:53

Nitrate contamination of drinking water could cause up to 100 cases of bowel cancer in New Zealand every year, leading to 40 deaths, New Zealand research has estimated.