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The ‘Wild West’ of Vaping

Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 1:45 pm | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ remain concerned by the active promotion of vaping as a smoking cessation tool, amid mounting international evidence that vaping is not as safe as it is claimed to be. More >>

Breathe Better September gets off to a flying start

Friday, 6 September 2019, 2:47 pm | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ’s annual Breathe Better September campaign is off to a flying start with two events in Wellington this past week. More >>

Making Space for Spacers - ARFNZ

Tuesday, 27 August 2019, 10:20 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) are pleased to announce a new initiative to distribute free spacers for use with respiratory inhalers to regional asthma societies and organisations across New Zealand. More >>

Car smoking ban keeping children safe

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 1:24 pm | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ supports submissions to yesterday’s Health Select Committee around the Smoke-free Environments Amendment Bill to ban smoking in cars with children, says Chief Executive Letitia O’Dwyer. More >>

Research highlights need for healthier homes

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 12:02 pm | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

New research on the link between damp housing and children’s respiratory health supports Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ’s assertion that there is a strong need for proper housing for all New Zealanders, says Chief Executive Letitia O’Dwyer. More >>

Regulation will clear the air around vaping

Wednesday, 31 July 2019, 9:35 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Incoming regulations from the Ministry of Health on the promotion and sale of e-cigarettes and vaping products will be good news for everyone, says Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ Chief Executive Letitia O’Dwyer. More >>

Bridging the Gap with Healthy Homes

Wednesday, 24 July 2019, 12:40 pm | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

The Kāinga Ora-Homes and Communities Bill is an opportunity to bridge the gap between Government and community health, says Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ Chief Executive Letitia O’Dwyer. Poor living conditions can lead to serious health conditions, ... More >>

Be an Everyday Hero this Breathe Better September

Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 10:28 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

The Breathe Better September campaign is open for signups now, with five-year-old Sapphire being the first to get involved. Breathe Better September is the annual campaign run by Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ to increase awareness for the ... More >>

ARFNZ offers expert advice on 'Vaping Facts' website

Wednesday, 12 June 2019, 12:19 pm | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ commends the Ministry of Health on the creation of their ‘Vaping Facts’ website, but maintains that this is still the beginning of a long process. ARFNZ Chief Executive Letitia O’Dwyer says that the ... More >>

Budget brush-off won’t slow down Foundation

Wednesday, 5 June 2019, 11:43 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

A lack of Government consideration in the 2019 Wellbeing Budget won’t slow down the work of community health organisations, says Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ Chief Executive Letitia O’Dwyer. More >>

Education and Balance key to NZ Smokefree 2025

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 9:00 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) marks World Smoke Free Day tomorrow with a call for more education to the public on vaping and e-cigarettes. The Foundation stresses that the promotion of e-cigarettes being a healthier alternative to cigarette ... More >>

Wellbeing Budget Could Be a Breath of Fresh Air

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 10:13 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

The Wellbeing budget could be a turning point for community health NGOs, says Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ CE Letitia O’Dwyer. ARFNZ has provided resources, education, and support for the 700,000 New Zealanders living with respiratory conditions ... More >>

Breakthrough Asthma Study Set to Revolutionise Treatment

Monday, 20 May 2019, 9:19 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Findings from a New Zealand-led asthma study published in the New England Journal of Medicine today have discovered a way to significantly improve the treatment and management of asthma – the world’s most common form of respiratory illness. The ... More >>

Schools get involved for World Asthma Day tomorrow

Monday, 6 May 2019, 9:26 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Over 130 schools throughout New Zealand have signed up to celebrate World Asthma Day tomorrow May 7, to educate children and teachers on the triggers and management of asthma. More >>

World Earth Day: Air quality and its effects on health

Monday, 15 April 2019, 9:22 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

A newly formed partnership between Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) and NIWA (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research) aims to provide the latest air quality research to over 700,000 people living with respiratory conditions in ... More >>

World Allergy Week: Why healthy homes are important

Thursday, 4 April 2019, 10:14 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Ahead of World Allergy Week kicking off on April 7, the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ places a timely reminder on the benefits of maintaining a healthy home for those who live with asthma and allergies. In New Zealand, approximately 70 to 80 percent ... More >>

Asthma and flu a risky combination – get immunised

Tuesday, 2 April 2019, 9:32 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Even if your asthma is well managed, you are at higher risk of complications if you catch influenza (flu). For example, adults and children with asthma are more likely to develop pneumonia after getting sick with the flu than people who do not ... More >>

New respiratory disease 2018 impact report figures

Tuesday, 5 March 2019, 9:54 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

New respiratory disease 2018 impact report figures, sparks Te Reo Māori educational asthma show to launch in Rotorua More >>

Behavioural support is key when using vaping to quit smoking

Friday, 1 February 2019, 12:47 pm | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Behavioural support is key when using e-cigarettes for smoking cessation - new research shows More >>

Back to school and asthma attacks - the unseen danger

Wednesday, 23 January 2019, 10:34 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ today, Wednesday 23 January 2019, issues a warning to asthma sufferers about the increased risk of severe asthma flare-ups when heading back to school. More >>

 

 

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