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Community voices needed for Vaping regulations public consultations - Hapai Te Hauora

Thursday, 28 January, 2021 - 07:20

Public consultation on the vaping regulations opened on Monday, seeking feedback from all New Zealanders to ensure the regulations have the right attributes to best support and protect communities.

Targeted health messages needed for vaping era - researcher

Wednesday, 27 January, 2021 - 09:40

Health authorities should develop targeted health messages for vaping product and e-liquid packaging to encourage smokers to switch from cigarettes to e-cigarettes and to prevent non-smokers from taking up vaping, a researcher at the University of Otago, Wellington says.

Vaping regulations consultation opens today - Ministry of Health

Tuesday, 26 January, 2021 - 09:39

The Ministry of Health is encouraging New Zealanders to have their say and provide feedback on draft regulations under the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products Act through an online consultation that opens today.

Toxic smoke a risk in South Auckland - ARFNZ

Wednesday, 13 January, 2021 - 12:19

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) is urging anyone with a respiratory condition living in South Auckland to avoid venturing outdoors with an active fire currently burning at a scrap metal yard in Papakura.

Right support critical for helping smokers quit - Quitline

Friday, 1 January, 2021 - 05:00

Quitline clinical lead Lyndy Matthews says if we want to help friends and family achieve their New Year quit smoking resolutions, we may need to change the way we support them.

New Year Resolutions: Can a Smokefree Aotearoa be one?

Thursday, 31 December, 2020 - 22:32

There are people across the globe pleased to see the end of 2020. A new year for many will be a refreshing, significant, traditional or symbolic time to kick start a new way of being that better version of yourself.

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).

Canada's cannabis use continues to climb - Family First

Wednesday, 23 December, 2020 - 09:21

The latest data from Health Canada’s Canadian Cannabis Survey reveals that there has been three years of consecutive increases in use since legalisation, and that almost 1 in 3 Canadian males over 16 consumed cannabis in the past 12 months, and 1 in 4 females.

Health warning: Smoke from fire in Clifton on Port Hills - Canterbury DHB

Tuesday, 15 December, 2020 - 13:26

Canterbury DHB’s Community and Public Health unit has issued a public health warning for smoke from the fire located in Clifton on the Port Hills.

Health warning - smoke from fires in Port Hills Road

Saturday, 12 December, 2020 - 09:35

The Community and Public Health division of the Canterbury District Health Board has issued a public health warning for smoke from the fire located at Port Hills Road, Hillsborough, Christchurch.