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'Maori and Pacific asthma patients to benefit from ground-breaking Kiwi research'

Friday, 21 August, 2020 - 05:00

New analysis from a ‘landmark’ New Zealand study which has radically changed the way doctors treat asthma worldwide shows a simpified inhaler treatment dramatically reduces severe asthma attacks among Māori and Pacific patients with mild asthma.

Progressive regulation called for on World Vape Day

Saturday, 30 May, 2020 - 09:41

Today marks World Vape Day, with Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy (AVCA) joining the hundreds of consumers and consumer advocacy organisations worldwide in the celebration that we #LiveLifeSmokeFree.

New Zealand First ‘agrees to disagree’ over tobacco excise increase

Friday, 29 November, 2019 - 14:32

New Zealand First has invoked the ‘Agree to Disagree’ provisions of the Coalition Agreement because it cannot support the announced 11.46 percent increase in the tobacco excise from 1 January 2020.

Maori Council calls time on the vaping industry

Wednesday, 9 October, 2019 - 10:07

The New Zealand Maori Council calls time on the out of control vaping industry - sends a warning that Council is ready to intervene unless the sector is regulated

Vaping company supports removing tobacco from dairies

Friday, 11 January, 2019 - 07:04

Leading New Zealand-owned and operated vaping and e-cigarette company, Alt, is supporting calls for tobacco to be removed from all dairies saying such a move would bring considerable health and security benefits.

Loss of tax behind extreme anti-vaping laws - research

Thursday, 15 November, 2018 - 09:54

Smoking rates among men in Asia remain extraordinarily high by world standards, with Indonesian men aged 15 and over leading at 76.2 percent.

NZNO Young Nurse of the Year Award presented

Wednesday, 19 September, 2018 - 20:00

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation’s (NZNO’s) Young Nurse of the Year Award was presented at the organisation’s annual conference dinner on 19 September in Wellington.

Smokefree future 'out of reach' for Maori

Friday, 20 July, 2018 - 14:33

New Zealand's Smokefree 2025 goal is looking increasingly unachievable, as the Ministry of Health's annual Health and Independence Report highlights smoking rates among Māori are decreasing at a far slower rate than projected.

Researchers to propose new Smokefree 2025 action plan

Tuesday, 30 May, 2017 - 16:56

A group of New Zealand researchers is preparing a new evidence-based action plan to reduce smoking rates in New Zealand because it says the goal of a smokefree Aotearoa by 2025 is unlikely to be achieved - and a promised Government action plan has not been produced.

Big tobacco 'winning the battle for the hearts and lungs'

Friday, 16 December, 2016 - 11:39

Progress towards the Smokefree 2025 goal is too slow, especially for Maori and Pacific people.