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Vaping regulations 'needed to help smokers quit'

Thursday, 17 January, 2019 - 07:28

"Like many others we urge the Government to amend the Smokefree Environments Act when Parliament reconvenes giving vaping much-needed regulation and smokers a better chance of quitting," says Ben Pryor, Director of Alt New Zealand - the leading Kiwi-owned and operated vaping and e-cigarette compa

New Zealand company makes methamphetamine detection alarm

Wednesday, 16 January, 2019 - 10:06

A New Zealand company has developed and patented a world-first device that can detect in airborne chemicals contained in methamphetamine.

The P-Alert methamphetamine Alarm is about the size of a TV remote control that can be placed anywhere inside the house.

Why we need a reality check on dairy robberies - Hapai Te Hauora

Wednesday, 9 January, 2019 - 11:55

After an increase in excise tax on tobacco on January 1st, communities and smokefree advocates are calling for greater protection of those most affected by thefts from dairies.

'Vaping the way to beat tobacco tax increases and kick smoking'

Tuesday, 1 January, 2019 - 00:05

Wāhine Māori across Aotearoa are paving the way by encouraging other wāhine to switch to vaping following the annual tobacco excise tax increase on January 1st.

This holiday season make every sleep for baby a safe sleep

Monday, 24 December, 2018 - 07:00

As the holiday season approaches, families are more likely to be on the move. It is important that those with babies always have a safe place for baby to sleep.

Low health risk posed by Feilding fire

Friday, 21 December, 2018 - 15:26

Low health risk for residents near Feilding fire MidCentral District Health Board public health officials are advising property owners near a large rubbish fire on the outskirts of Feilding to disconnect their roof water supply.

Tips for a healthy summer from the Ministry of Health

Friday, 21 December, 2018 - 14:35

With less than two weeks left of 2018, summer has arrived. Here’s a list of our top tips to help you and your whânau have an enjoyable, healthy and restful summer break.

Eat well

Myth busting the effects of vaping - Hapai Te Hauora

Friday, 21 December, 2018 - 14:20

The government believe vaping products "have the potential to make a contribution to the Smokefree 2025 goal and could disrupt the significant inequities that are present." However, there appears to be no current plan to allocate funding for whānau to use vapes.

Cost of smoking increasing, but quit and get $200 - MidCentral DHB

Friday, 21 December, 2018 - 12:14

Following a rise in the price of cigarettes and loose tobacco products from 1 January 2019, MidCentral DHB is expecting an increase in the number of people accessing stop smoking services.

Top tips for a healthy summer - MoH

Friday, 21 December, 2018 - 10:09

With less than two weeks left of 2018, summer has arrived. Here’s a list of our top tips to help you and your whānau have an enjoyable, healthy and restful summer break.