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Tamariki at the centre of new Smokefree Cars bill

Sunday, 10 February, 2019 - 12:45

In a long awaited announcement today, Associate Health Minister, Jenny Salesa, stated that a new law would be passed to ban smoking in cars carrying children.

Vaping twice as effective as nicotine replacement therapy - study

Monday, 4 February, 2019 - 21:24

A new study on vaping supports community voices in showing that vaping is more effective than nicotine replacement therapy (NRT).

For smokers vaping twice as effective - Alt NZ

Monday, 4 February, 2019 - 09:06

"We’ve long known that vaping is a very effective way to give up smoking but to have it now confirmed by the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine is incredibly compelling," says Jonathan Devery, director of Alt New Zealand.

Behavioural support key when using e-cigarettes for smoking cessation

Friday, 1 February, 2019 - 11:07

Yesterday 31 January 2019, The NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL of MEDICINE (NEJM) published the following positive study ‘A Randomized Trial of E-Cigarettes versus Nicotine-Replacement Therapy’.

Vaping regulations 'needed to help smokers quit'

Thursday, 17 January, 2019 - 07:28

"Like many others we urge the Government to amend the Smokefree Environments Act when Parliament reconvenes giving vaping much-needed regulation and smokers a better chance of quitting," says Ben Pryor, Director of Alt New Zealand - the leading Kiwi-owned and operated vaping and e-cigarette compa

New Zealand company makes methamphetamine detection alarm

Wednesday, 16 January, 2019 - 10:06

A New Zealand company has developed and patented a world-first device that can detect in airborne chemicals contained in methamphetamine.

The P-Alert methamphetamine Alarm is about the size of a TV remote control that can be placed anywhere inside the house.

Why we need a reality check on dairy robberies - Hapai Te Hauora

Wednesday, 9 January, 2019 - 11:55

After an increase in excise tax on tobacco on January 1st, communities and smokefree advocates are calling for greater protection of those most affected by thefts from dairies.

'Vaping the way to beat tobacco tax increases and kick smoking'

Tuesday, 1 January, 2019 - 00:05

Wāhine Māori across Aotearoa are paving the way by encouraging other wāhine to switch to vaping following the annual tobacco excise tax increase on January 1st.

This holiday season make every sleep for baby a safe sleep

Monday, 24 December, 2018 - 07:00

As the holiday season approaches, families are more likely to be on the move. It is important that those with babies always have a safe place for baby to sleep.

Low health risk posed by Feilding fire

Friday, 21 December, 2018 - 15:26

Low health risk for residents near Feilding fire MidCentral District Health Board public health officials are advising property owners near a large rubbish fire on the outskirts of Feilding to disconnect their roof water supply.