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Study finds home environment influences rangatahi smoking initiation

Thursday, 22 March, 2018 - 15:03

A recent study has found that exposure to smoking in the home has become more strongly associated with when adolescents start smoking.

Tobacco control policies under the spotlight - Hapai Te Hauora

Monday, 19 March, 2018 - 05:03

The Ministry of Health will be commissioning a review of the impact of tobacco tax increases. This will include specific analysis of the existing policies, their effectiveness for Māori and Pacific people and how tobacco tax correlates with outcomes like crime and financial loss.

Plain cigarette packaging has arrived in New Zealand

Wednesday, 14 March, 2018 - 10:18

From today New Zealand legislation prevents the tobacco industry from using branding on their cigarette packaging. This marks the first day of a 12 week ‘wash out’ period in cleansing the market of existing stock and introducing plain packaging.

Otago researchers call for more in fight against tobacco

Wednesday, 14 March, 2018 - 09:09

Today marks the introduction of standardised packaging for tobacco products sold in New Zealand.

Attractive brand imagery will be out, replaced by standardised brand names, and large pictorial warnings, set against a muddy-green background.

ASH welcomes the end of tobacco branding in New Zealand

Tuesday, 13 March, 2018 - 15:13

As of today, March 14th, Tobacco companies will no longer be able to sell cigarettes in branded packaging. All cigarette released for sale from today must be sold in plain, olive brown generic packaging.

'Smoking cessation interventions needed' among Māori healthcare workers

Friday, 9 March, 2018 - 13:04

A recent study has sought to understand smoking trends among nurses and doctors in New Zealand and has identified disparities between Māori and non-Māori healthcare workers.

Study into smoking among health professionals shows low prevalence

Friday, 9 March, 2018 - 08:33

A new study on smoking trends among doctors and nurses in New Zealand finds smoking has declined steadily within these healthcare professions.

Māori public health organisation supports Ministry of Health in trial

Wednesday, 7 March, 2018 - 12:05

This week the Ministry of Health is taking tobacco giant Philip Morris to court. The Ministry of Health has laid charges against the New Zealand subsidiary of the multinational tobacco company relating to the importation and selling of its tobacco sticks known as HEETS.

Palmerston North retailer fined for selling tobacco to a minor

Monday, 5 March, 2018 - 16:24

A Palmerston North retailer has been fined $500 by the Ministry of Health for selling tobacco products to a minor.

Lck of support for former prisoners to stay smoke-free - study

Friday, 23 February, 2018 - 12:35

A new study released today has found that New Zealanders who have successfully quit smoking while in prison receive a lack of support in staying smoke-free after being released.

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