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Researchers conclude no youth vaping epidemic

Thursday, 23 January, 2020 - 12:30

Extensive research shows cigarette use continues to fall among young Kiwi teenagers, and vaping is not being taken up by our non-smoking youth despite all the scaremongering, says the Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand (VTANZ).

Youth vaping study results encouraging but education and regulation still needed - MPH

Thursday, 23 January, 2020 - 11:02

A major study of youth smoking between 2014 and 2019 by ASH New Zealand and the University of Auckland shows that while some young people are experimenting with vaping, daily use of an e-cigarette is occurring overwhelmingly in existing smokers.

Bay leptospirosis cases for national study - Hawkes Bay DHB

Monday, 13 January, 2020 - 18:07

Leptospirosis is a serious illness, as anyone who has suffered from it will tell you. Hawke’s Bay has one of the highest rates of the disease in New Zealand.

Otago global health institute invests in research with Fiji and East Timor

Monday, 13 January, 2020 - 09:36

The Otago Global Health Institute, a flagship research centre of the University of Otago, is investing in new research initiatives in collaboration with the Fiji National University and the National University of East Timor to help address health problems in these countries.

Otago researchers on Tobacco sales - liquor stores, pharmacies and petrol stations

Thursday, 9 January, 2020 - 09:39

Otago researchers pose selling tobacco only through liquor stores, petrol stations or pharmacies

Smoke a timely reminder to check inhalers - ARFNZ

Tuesday, 7 January, 2020 - 15:40

Smoke from Australian bush fires could have effects on asthma, COPD, and other respiratory conditions if it reaches low air levels, says Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ.

Cutting tobacco supply a key strategy needed to reach Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 - Hapai Te Hauora

Monday, 6 January, 2020 - 14:03

With news of the latest tobacco tax increase, dairy owners are calling for extra help to protect them from robberies.

Wide-ranging public health strategies needed to get to a Smokefree2025 - Hapai Te Hauora

Tuesday, 31 December, 2019 - 07:01

Tobacco prices are set to go up by just over 11 per cent on January 1, in the last of a series of annual tax-based price rises announced in the 2016 budget. A 25-pack of cigarettes will cost more than $40.

Stay safe with lithium ion batteries

Friday, 20 December, 2019 - 12:38

This Christmas many people will receive gifts which contain lithium ion rechargeable batteries.

These batteries supply power to many kinds of devices including smart phones, laptops, scooters, e-cigarettes, toys, power tools and even cars.

Southern DHB launch integrated service for COPD patients

Monday, 16 December, 2019 - 14:47

A new electronic standardised discharge process for patients admitted to Dunedin hospital with acute Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) means patients have more integrated care between hospital and general practice, rehabilitation and community-based services.