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MOH stop-smoking guidelines 'ignore the best way' - AVCA

Wednesday, 15 September, 2021 - 10:33

The Ministry of Health’s latest stop-smoking guidelines are disappointing. They do not include the vape option for smoking cessation providers to discuss with Kiwis keen to quit cigarettes, says New Zealand’s leading Tobacco Harm Reduction consumer group.

Changing weather heightens risk of stroke - AUT

Wednesday, 8 September, 2021 - 09:01

Global warming not only produces hotter summers and extreme weather events but also colder winters, especially in more temperate zones. These changes affect human physiology and have the potential to acutely influence the occurrence of cardiovascular diseases such as stroke.

'Alarming! Lockdown forces more Kiwis back to cigarettes' - AVCA

Tuesday, 7 September, 2021 - 11:54

New Zealand’s lockdown has seen many ex-smokers return to cigarettes. Stress or boredom are often to blame, but brand-new retail restrictions on vape products are also having a negative impact, says the country’s leading Tobacco Harm Reduction consumer group.

Asia Pacific Declaration 'fights for 600 million smokers' lives'

Thursday, 2 September, 2021 - 18:14

"September marks the start of the secret season which sadly sees supposed ‘tobacco control experts’ playing up to their puppet masters and denying Asia Pacific’s 600 million smokers’ access to safer nicotine products," says Nancy Loucas, Executive Coordinator of the Coalition of Asia Paci

Delayed planned fires until after lockdown - FENZ

Tuesday, 24 August, 2021 - 12:57

Farmers and lifestyle block owners are being asked to avoid lighting fires while Otago and Southland remain in lockdown, to reduce the risk to firefighters having to break their COVID bubbles responding to 111 calls from uneasy neighbours.

Banning 70% of vape products will only help Govt coffers - Jonathan Devery

Wednesday, 11 August, 2021 - 09:08

Today - 11 August - marks the first day that New Zealand general retailers cannot sell a wide range of vape flavours.

Retail restrictions a welcome first move to curb teen vaping epidemic - ARFNZ

Wednesday, 11 August, 2021 - 07:06

Today (Wednesday 11 August), it becomes illegal for general retailers to sell vaping or smokeless tobacco products containing flavours other than tobacco, mint and menthol.

Whanau Ora Minister launches new health and addition service

Friday, 30 July, 2021 - 14:28

New kaupapa Māori mental health and addiction services being launched by the Minister for Whānau Ora in Rotorua is an aspirational and cultural approach to wellness.

World Head and Neck Cancer Day - 27 July

Monday, 26 July, 2021 - 16:00

26 July 2021 - 27th of July marks the World Head and Neck Cancer Day.

Increasing abuse against tobacco harm reduction advocates revealed - CAPHRA

Wednesday, 14 July, 2021 - 15:47

A full and frank international panel discussion revealed public attacks on Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR) advocates are increasingly personal, derogatory and defamatory.