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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.

Kaukapakapa petrol station signs smokefree pledge

Friday, 31 May, 2019 - 08:11

In a first for a Gull petrol station, Kaukapakapa branch owner, Brett Peachy, has today pledged that tobacco will no longer be sold at his petrol station. This momentous decision has come in response to community calls to reduce the availability of tobacco in their neighborhood.

Southern DHB kicks off 'Real People, Real Stories' smokefree campaign

Thursday, 30 May, 2019 - 16:16

A compelling personal short video about the effects of smoking kicks off a Southern DHB ‘Real People, Real Stories,’ campaign on World Smokefree Day tomorrow.

Have your say on being smokefree on World Smokefree Day

Thursday, 30 May, 2019 - 15:12

It has been nearly four years since Napier City and Hastings District Councils decided to share a smokefree policy - now it’s time for you to tell us how we’re doing and if we could be doing more.

Education and Balance 'key' to NZ Smokefree 2025

Thursday, 30 May, 2019 - 07:59

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) marks World Smoke Free Day tomorrow with a call for more education to the public on vaping and e-cigarettes.

Supporting pregnant women to become smokefree - Northland DHB

Wednesday, 29 May, 2019 - 10:28

As we get closer to World Smokefree Day on Friday 31 May, midwives in Northland will be providing pregnant women who smoke with sample packs of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) in the hope they will try and attempt to become smokefree.

Dr's compassion for drug-users excludes toker death toll - Candor

Tuesday, 28 May, 2019 - 12:34

The Campaign Against Drugs on Roads appreciates Dr Fiona Hutton's commentary about current drug policy debates, but it’s spokes-woman Rachael Ford would like to remind her that drug policy experts like herself are not best qualified to comment on road safety matters.

Bulls and Dannevirke tobacco retailers fail undercover operations

Wednesday, 22 May, 2019 - 14:45

Two tobacco retailers sold cigarettes to a teenager during recent tobacco controlled purchase operations (CPOs) carried out by MidCentral District Health Board’s (MDHB) Public Health Service. The retailers were Mobil Bulls in Bulls and Good Value $2 Shop in Dannevirke.

Study shows inequality in access to life saving AEDs

Monday, 20 May, 2019 - 08:44

Early defibrillation is a key factor in surviving an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, something that can be done by bystanders accessing and using AEDs (automated external defibrillators) within the community.

Record number of illegal cigarette sales to teenagers

Tuesday, 14 May, 2019 - 14:53

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) last month identified nine retailers illegally selling tobacco to teenagers over just a two-week period.