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Significant delays in developing the Medical Cannabis scheme - MCANZ

Tuesday, 25 June, 2019 - 14:12

Public consultation on Medicinal Cannabis is not due until mid-to-late July, after multiple delays in the scheduling. Early OIA requests showed the initial date was planned for the 22nd April, putting the scheme 3 months behind, with 6 months to go.

ARFNZ offers expert advice on 'Vaping Facts' website

Wednesday, 12 June, 2019 - 12:18

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ commends the Ministry of Health on the creation of their ‘Vaping Facts’ website, but maintains that this is still the beginning of a long process.

Hapai Te Hauora cautions sector about silencing Maori voices in fight to reduce tobacco harm

Tuesday, 11 June, 2019 - 10:00

There have been some concerns expressed in the media about the new "Vaping Facts" website and the alleged "lack of consultation" with respiratory physicians by the Health Promotion Agency (HPA) in their development of wairehu (vaping) resources.

BOP quit smoking service one of the best in NZ

Tuesday, 11 June, 2019 - 07:00

The Bay of Plenty’s free Stop Smoking Support service, Hāpainga remains one of the top three services in New Zealand for its successful quit smoking rate.

Asthma organisation 'hindering Smoke Free 2025'

Monday, 10 June, 2019 - 18:59

The Asthma And Respiratory Foundation’s overt criticism of the Government’s Vaping Facts website, and vaping generally, puts them in direct conflict with many senior health organisations and significant international evidence," says Ben Pryor, co-founder of VAPO and Alt New Zealand.

Supporting innovations in heart health - Heart Foundation

Monday, 10 June, 2019 - 13:30

Anna Rolleston has had a long standing passion for her community and for reducing the impact of heart disease.

Ministry of Health ramps up vaping support by launching "Vaping Facts" website

Sunday, 9 June, 2019 - 12:04

Associate Minister Jenny Salesa today announced that the New Zealand-specific "Vaping Facts" website is now live. Wairehu or vaping products are being touted as one avenue to helping Aotearoa reach its ambitious target of being smokefree by 2025.

New vaping to quit smoking website launches

Sunday, 9 June, 2019 - 10:35

A new website ( is being launched today by Associate Minister of Health Jenny Salesa to provide New Zealanders with a source of clear and credible information about vaping as a way to stop smoking.

Smokefree Day needed vaping myths to be busted

Saturday, 1 June, 2019 - 07:30

Hard on the heels of World Smokefree Day yesterday, the largest New Zealand-owned vaping company has come out keen to smash lingering myths about vaping which it believes continue to hamper the country’s smokefree aspiration.

Celebrating council leadership on World Smokefree Day

Friday, 31 May, 2019 - 12:08

To mark World Smokefree Day, Toi Te Ora Public Health is celebrating local councils who have gone the extra mile to support their community, and the nation, to achieve Smokefree Aotearoa 2025.