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Adult daughters of mothers smoking during pregnancy more likely short, obese - study

Friday, 15 March, 2019 - 05:00

A new international Liggins Institute-led study highlights another reason for women to avoid tobacco during pregnancy: it heightens the chances of their daughters growing up short, as well as their chances of developing obesity in adulthood.

Liberal access to e-cigarettes likely to bring health benefits, NZ study finds

Wednesday, 13 March, 2019 - 22:32

New Zealand’s approach of allowing wide access to e-cigarettes is likely to be bringing overall health gains and cost savings for the health system, researchers from the University of Otago, Wellington have found.

E-cigarettes may have health benefits - Australian and NZ researchers

Monday, 11 March, 2019 - 18:47

Easier access to e-cigarettes containing nicotine is highly likely to lead to health gains and cost savings in the health sector, Australian and New Zealand researchers have found.

Philip Morris reiterates 'commitment to a smoke-free NZ'

Friday, 8 March, 2019 - 08:15

Philip Morris (New Zealand) Limited (PMNZ) has today reiterated its unconditional commitment to have cigarettes replaced by less harmful alternatives in New Zealand as soon as possible, following yesterday’s renewed debate on how to truly achieve a smoke-free country.

Grey Street and Wellington City beaches now smokefree

Thursday, 7 March, 2019 - 16:40

Wellington city councillors today voted to make the city’s beaches and the Grey Street pedestrian area in the central city smokefree.

Council vaping bans 'misguided'

Wednesday, 6 March, 2019 - 15:56

Calls are getting louder for Wellington City Council’s City Strategy Committee to leave vaping out of its Smokefree Action Plan when it decides tomorrow - Thursday 7 March.

Community and smokefree sector calling on councils for smokefree beach regulations

Wednesday, 6 March, 2019 - 14:07

Community members and the smokefree sector are advocating for councils to prioritise smokefree beach regulations. This call to action came to a head this week as Wellington city council stated that they are proposing to extend its smoking ban to the Grey St pedestrian area and beaches.

New tool could make aspirin safer for preventing heart disease

Tuesday, 26 February, 2019 - 11:00

Auckland researchers have developed a new tool that could make aspirin a safer and better-targeted preventative for heart disease and stroke.

Students get green light for dangerous drug use - Family First

Tuesday, 19 February, 2019 - 12:36

Family First NZ says that allowing drug use and drug testing at university orientation weeks is flawed and dangerous, and is being used by drug-friendly groups and a government apparently soft-on-drugs as a wedge for the normalisation of drug use.

New maternity hub to keep women and their babies well in Te Kuiti opens

Friday, 15 February, 2019 - 17:25

The sun shined brightly as did a large number of the Te Kuiti community for their new Maternity Resource Centre opening today (15 February 2018).