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Smokers support smokefree goals - Otago Uni

Wednesday, 8 July, 2020 - 09:59

Most people who smoke or have recently quit smoking support New Zealand’s goal of becoming a smokefree nation by 2025, researchers at the University of Otago, Wellington have found.

Wood burners a worry for those with respiratory disease - ARFNZ

Wednesday, 8 July, 2020 - 08:12

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) urges the public to consider the implications of older or incorrectly used wood burners on community respiratory health this winter.

Remember, don’t get sucked in - ARFNZ

Friday, 3 July, 2020 - 11:23

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ), along with their Scientific Advisory Board members want to see New Zealander’s quit smoking, however not to the detriment of youth.

Students would rather quit smoking than pay more for cigarettes - study

Tuesday, 30 June, 2020 - 09:17

University students in New Zealand would be more likely to quit smoking if the price of cigarettes increases, a University of Canterbury (UC) study suggests.

'Australians now have chance to beat Big Tobacco'

Monday, 29 June, 2020 - 08:06

"We’re pleased the Australian Minister of Health Greg Hunt has delayed banning the importation of all e-cigarette products containing nicotine by six months.

Not smoking and being socially active keys to longevity - research

Thursday, 18 June, 2020 - 09:06

University of Otago researchers have discovered some of the secrets to longevity with new research revealing not smoking and being social engaged throughout older age are common traits of New Zealand centenarians.

Sort vaping bill or risk rising smoking rates - AVCA

Tuesday, 16 June, 2020 - 13:43

"MPs keen on Smokefree 2025 need to speak up if we’re going to successfully get more Kiwis off tobacco. Now is their chance, as sadly the Health Select Committee has not listened," says Nancy Loucas, Director of the Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy (AVCA).

Palmy vaping ban due 'outrageous'

Saturday, 13 June, 2020 - 09:42

"Palmerston North’s Draft Auahi Kore Smokefree and Vapefree Policy 2020 does not support the country’s smokefree ambition.

'Calls for govts to address failing public health efforts against stroke epidemic'

Wednesday, 10 June, 2020 - 08:21

"COVID-19 has spurred government interventions and individual behaviour change on a global scale that was previously inconceivable, yet we have effectively been living with a stroke pandemic for years," says Professor of Epidemiology and Neurology, Valery Feigin, at Auckland University of Technol

Infrastructure firm's smokefree pledge shows community spirit - Hapai Te Hauora

Wednesday, 3 June, 2020 - 16:34

Civil infrastructure firm Dempsey Wood today signed a Smokefree Pledge with Stop Smoking Service Ready Steady Quit at Dempsey Wood’s Penrose, Auckland offices. The pledge affirms Dempsey Wood’s commitment to creating a smokefree workplace by 2025.