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Maori and Pasifika smoking rates 'must be priority in action plan'

Monday, 28 December, 2020 - 13:41

Despite New Zealand launching Smokefree 2025 in 2011, smoking rates among Maori and Pacific people remain stubbornly high. Addressing them with urgency must now be a priority in the Government’s imminent Smokefree 2025 Action Plan, says the Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy (AVCA).

Vapers 'deserve to be heard, not disenfranchised'

Friday, 13 March, 2020 - 15:20

Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy (AVCA) is deeply concerned about the Government’s truncated consultation process adopted for the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Vaping) Amendment Bill.

Survey finds stopping smoking the main reason for vaping

Wednesday, 31 January, 2018 - 09:12

A recent survey of vapers found the majority started smoking e-cigarettes to help them quit smoking. More than 200 people from across New Zealand took part in the online survey in 2016, led by Dr Penny Truman from Massey University’s School of Health Sciences.

Hapai Te Hauora urges action on smoking in cars

Tuesday, 12 December, 2017 - 11:50

Hāpai Te Hauora supports the recommendations from a study into New Zealanders’ attitudes towards banning smoking in cars carrying children. The authors are researchers from the University of Otago and the University of Auckland.

Uruguays stand against tobacco company hailed by NZ group

Monday, 11 July, 2016 - 11:12

Action on Smoking and Health New Zealand (ASH) congratulate Uruguays stand against big tobacco and pushing their right to protect the health of their people.

ASH anticipates progress on plain packs

Tuesday, 31 May, 2016 - 10:48

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) congratulates the Associate Minister of Health on an anticipated announcement this morning which will progress Standardised (Plain) Packaging legislation.

ASH director says tobacco industry shouldn't pause plain packaging

Thursday, 18 February, 2016 - 15:45

Yesterday British American Tobacco announced that it was considering legal avenues to fight the Smokefree Environments (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Amendment Bill.

Health groups call for more tobacco tax increases

Wednesday, 13 January, 2016 - 13:04

Health groups are calling on the Government to commit to achieving the Smokefree 2025 goal by announcing a new series of tobacco tax increases of 20% per year for at least four years.

Tobacco Industry nightmare, now a reality - ASH

Friday, 18 December, 2015 - 20:55

Australia has won an international legal battle to uphold its world-leading tobacco control measures, with Philip Morris failing in its long-running attempt to challenge plain packaging laws under a bilateral trade agreement with Hong Kong.

Can we have more tax please? - ASH

Tuesday, 29 September, 2015 - 09:50

Tobacco taxes play an important role in cutting smoking rates in New Zealand. Since 2010 taxes on tobacco products have risen 10% every year with an overall average drop in cigarette sales of 23%.