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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.

Smoke from fire at Bromley wastewater treatment plant - CDHB

Monday, 1 November, 2021 - 16:23

Canterbury DHB’s Community and Public Health unit has issued a public health warning for smoke from the fire at the wastewater treatment plant in Bromley, Christchurch.

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.

Alarming results from NZ’s biggest ever youth vaping survey

Monday, 1 November, 2021 - 06:04

The report was initiated by the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation (ARFNZ) in partnership with the Secondary Principals’ Association of NZ (SPANZ). The survey was carried out in response to growing concerns raised by parents, teachers and schools around the epidemic of teen vaping.

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).

Youth19 vaping survey - dated, disingenuous and damaging

Tuesday, 19 October, 2021 - 10:49

A recently released Youth19 survey which questioned Auckland, Northland, and Waikato secondary school students on vaping was conducted prior to Parliament passing the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Vaping) Amendment Act last year and well before many significant regulations came i

Vaping risks creating a new generation of nicotine addicts - Hapai Te Hauora

Friday, 15 October, 2021 - 17:16

A leading public health agency says the growing number of teenage vapers is a real problem, and the government needs to act now to prevent the creation of a new generation of nicotine addicts.

Research shows vaping with nicotine more common than smoking among teens

Friday, 15 October, 2021 - 11:00

More than a third of New Zealand high school students have tried vaping, with 10 per cent vaping regularly and six per cent vaping weekly or more often, researchers have found.

Smoke from commercial building fire a risk in Tauranga

Tuesday, 28 September, 2021 - 14:01

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) is urging anyone with a respiratory condition living in the Tauranga area to check whether there are any signs of smoke in their area before venturing outdoors, with an active fire currently burning on Birch Avenue in the suburb of Judea.

Social isolation and loneliness 'putting seniors' health and wellbeing at risk'

Friday, 24 September, 2021 - 09:13

With Grandparents Day on 3 October in New Zealand, the frequency and restrictions of lockdowns due to Covid-19 has seen the pandemic be dubbed as ‘the loneliness epidemic’ - especially for seniors who are feeling more disconnected and isolated than ever before but are often too embarrassed or