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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

Govt must act to support smoking cessation - Nicky Wagner

Wednesday, 16 January, 2019 - 08:38

The recent increase to cigarettes provides another incentive for smokers to quit but the Government must now ensure that smoking cessation tools are appropriately regulated and able to be used to encourage smokers to quit, National MP Nicky Wagner says.

Vaping company supports removing tobacco from dairies

Friday, 11 January, 2019 - 07:04

Leading New Zealand-owned and operated vaping and e-cigarette company, Alt, is supporting calls for tobacco to be removed from all dairies saying such a move would bring considerable health and security benefits.

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.

Exporters first to benefit as CPTPP takes effect today

Sunday, 30 December, 2018 - 05:00

New Zealand exporters are among the first to benefit from the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership which takes effect today.

Myth busting the effects of vaping - Hapai Te Hauora

Friday, 21 December, 2018 - 14:20

The government believe vaping products "have the potential to make a contribution to the Smokefree 2025 goal and could disrupt the significant inequities that are present." However, there appears to be no current plan to allocate funding for whānau to use vapes.

Cost of smoking increasing, but quit and get $200 - MidCentral DHB

Friday, 21 December, 2018 - 12:14

Following a rise in the price of cigarettes and loose tobacco products from 1 January 2019, MidCentral DHB is expecting an increase in the number of people accessing stop smoking services.

Ministry releases evaluation of the tobacco excise increases

Thursday, 20 December, 2018 - 15:49

The Ministry of Health has released a new report into the impact of tobacco excise increases as a contributor to the Smokefree 2025 goal.

Since 2010, the excise tax rate on tobacco has increased 10% per annum and the annual CPI adjustment.

Rotorua Police investigate aggravated robbery

Wednesday, 19 December, 2018 - 10:40

By Detective Leonie Smith, Rotorua CIB:

Rotorua Police are investigating an aggravated robbery that took place at the Lynmore Junction BP on Te Ngae Road on Monday 10 December.