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Men's Health month in NZ to focus on oral health

Friday, 15 June, 2018 - 07:49

June is Men’s Health month in New Zealand and the theme for this year is #menstarttalking. While there has been an increased focus on mental and cardiac health (and rightly so), something that still is not discussed widely is oral health.

Plain package cigarettes critiqued 'for lack of industry targeting'

Wednesday, 6 June, 2018 - 16:43

From today, it is illegal for tobacco companies in New Zealand to sell cigarettes in branded packaging but the implementation has had a mixed response. This is the final week of the 3 month ‘wash out’ period in cleansing the market of existing stock and introducing plain packaging.

Hapai Te Hauora warns of American interference in NZ public health

Wednesday, 6 June, 2018 - 16:28

Hāpai Te Hauora, New Zealand’s largest Māori public health collective, is disappointed at the recent media coverage of a lab-based scientist flown to our shores which created unnecessary confusion among communities around the use of vaping devices.

Kelston community celebrates becoming a smokefree suburb

Friday, 1 June, 2018 - 20:07

Last night, the community of Kelston came together to celebrate the leadership of their young people. "Stop the Stock in Keli Block" was a campaign lead by students of Kelston Girls High School and Hāpai Te Hauora.

End smoking campaigners welcome Snus into NZ

Friday, 1 June, 2018 - 13:47

End Smoking New Zealand is pleased to see Swedish snus will soon be available in New Zealand, something it has been lobbying for, for more than a decade.

Waikato DHB cracks down on smoking

Thursday, 31 May, 2018 - 10:40

Waikato District Health board is committed to blowing away the smoke of one of New Zealand’s biggest killers from its hospital grounds and being tupeka kore (tobacco free) and auahi kore (smokefree).

Waikato DHB cracks down on smoking

Thursday, 31 May, 2018 - 09:43

Waikato District Health board is committed to blowing away the smoke of one of New Zealand’s biggest killers from its hospital grounds and being tupeka kore (tobacco free) and auahi kore (smokefree).

World Smokefree Day: Never too old to make a change for the better

Wednesday, 30 May, 2018 - 16:05

Herewini Banks was 74 years old when she gave up smoking. She remembers the exact date and time she quit - 4.30pm on 15 July, 2016.

"It was three weeks before my birthday when I gave it up, so it’s never too late to quit."

'Smokeless products are key to NZ's smoke-free future'

Wednesday, 30 May, 2018 - 15:03

The New Zealand Initiative is celebrating World Smokefree Day (Thursday 31 May) as an opportunity to take a more compassionate approach to tobacco control policy.

BOP tops quit smoking rate in NZ

Wednesday, 30 May, 2018 - 14:07

The Bay of Plenty’s free Stop Smoking Support service, Hāpainga remains top of the country for its successful quit smoking rate.