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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.

All DHBs sign open letter in support of Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan

Monday, 8 November, 2021 - 08:04

The health sector has rallied behind the Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan with 100 academic, health sector and community organisations signing an open letter urging the Government to implement the plan in full.

No incentive left: time for the ACT's Vax Break - David Seymour

Tuesday, 2 November, 2021 - 11:48

"As the number of first doses dwindles, it’s time to bring in ACT’s Vax Break, a $250 tax credit for anyone who gets vaccinated by December 1," says ACT Leader David Seymour.

Good COP distracts from bad COP - concerns grow

Monday, 1 November, 2021 - 15:14

A major UN climate change conference may overshadow an equally important World Health Organization conference where decision-makers are likely to ignore scientific evidence, consigning millions of tobacco smokers to an early death, says the organiser of sCOPe - a virtual broadcasting event.

National Maori Authority calls for tighter regulations on vaping

Monday, 1 November, 2021 - 07:34

The Chair of the National Maori Authority, Matthew Tukaki, has called the Vaping in New Zealand "Youth Survey Findings" a blunt indication that there is a looming and significant health crisis.

Global pressure mounts ahead of COP9 conference

Monday, 25 October, 2021 - 13:24

Just two weeks out from the World Health Organization’s COP9 conference on tobacco control, pressure is mounting on delegates from 182 member countries to push for a positive stance on Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR).

'Make more outdoor pedestrian spaces smokefree,' researchers urge

Friday, 22 October, 2021 - 00:01

Creating large smokefree outdoor pedestrian spaces would aid the health sector’s efforts to help people quit smoking, researchers say.