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Home environment influences rangatahi smoking initiation

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 3:07 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

A recent study has found that exposure to smoking in the home has become more strongly associated with when adolescents start smoking. The study, which was undertaken by Jude Ball and colleagues at Otago University, investigated the influence of peer ... More >>

Tobacco control policies under the spotlight

Monday, 19 March 2018, 8:40 am | Hapai Te Hauora

The Ministry of Health will be commissioning a review of the impact of tobacco tax increases. This will include specific analysis of the existing policies, their effectiveness for Māori and Pacific people and how tobacco tax correlates with outcomes like crime ... More >>

Plain cigarette packaging has arrived in New Zealand

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 10:41 am | Hapai Te Hauora

From today New Zealand legislation prevents the tobacco industry from using branding on their cigarette packaging. This marks the first day of a 12 week ‘wash out’ period in cleansing the market of existing stock and introducing plain packaging. ... More >>

Smoking cessation interventions needed among Māori

Friday, 9 March 2018, 1:16 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

A recent study has sought to understand smoking trends among nurses and doctors in New Zealand and has identified disparities between Māori and non-Māori healthcare workers. The Otago University study, led by Dr Richard Edwards and colleagues, found ... More >>

Hāpai Te Hauora supports action against Philip Morris

Wednesday, 7 March 2018, 12:16 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

The Ministry of Health has laid charges against the New Zealand subsidiary of the multinational tobacco company relating to the importation and selling of its tobacco sticks known as HEETS. HEETS contain tobacco sticks which are heated in an electronic ... More >>

Lack of support for former prisoners to stay smoke-free

Friday, 23 February 2018, 12:42 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

A new study released today has found that New Zealanders who have successfully quit smoking while in prison receive a lack of support in staying smoke-free after being released. More >>

Government supports smoke security system

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 2:54 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

The government has recently supported new fog cannon technology to deter theft in small stores like dairies. This technology has come about in response to the raised level of tobacco and cash-related violence used to gain entry into shops. More >>

Lotto warned about using cultural appropriation

Thursday, 15 February 2018, 10:18 am | Hapai Te Hauora

The Lotteries Commission (Lotto) recently released an augmented reality (AR) app to coincide with Chinese New Year. The app links to an instant kiwi 'scratchie' which is purchased at retail outlets. More >>

Māori doctor to present link between childhood diseases

Sunday, 11 February 2018, 1:59 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Māori doctor to present link between childhood diseases of poverty and pokies at international gambling conference More >>

Emotional attachment to cigarettes a barrier in switching

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 9:59 am | Hapai Te Hauora

A New Zealand study has found that some people still find quitting smoking difficult, even when vaping is offered as a smoking cessation intervention. The Otago University study involved in-depth interviews with 20 vapers who still smoked traditional cigarettes ... More >>

Stopping smoking key reason for e-cigarette use

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 5:36 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

New research has been released which shows that vaping in New Zealand is a popular alternative for those wanting to quit smoking tobacco. A recent survey on vapers was conducted by Dr Penny Truman and colleagues at Massey University. The study found ... More >>

Hāpai Te Hauora warns of risks of online gambling products

Monday, 22 January 2018, 5:40 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Hāpai Te Hauora warns of risks of online gambling products supplied by the Lotteries Commission More >>

E-cigarettes now available in leading supermarkets

Friday, 19 January 2018, 11:55 am | Hapai Te Hauora

Some major supermarkets across Aotearoa are now selling e-cigarettes. Meanwhile excise tax on tobacco products have increased by a further 10 percent this month. More >>

Government needs to support communities to Ditch the Fizz

Tuesday, 16 January 2018, 5:28 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

A Waikato University study has found that sugary drinks in New Zealand contain proportionally more sugar than their overseas counterparts. Māori Public Health Organisation, Hāpai Te Hauora, says that this highlights the need for the government to step up to protect ... More >>

Govt urged to remain committed to tobacco tax increases

Monday, 1 January 2018, 12:24 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Today the Government will increase excise tax on tobacco by 10%. This is in support of Smokefree 2025, and sits alongside other complementary measures such as smoking cessation programmes, regulation of e-cigarettes to enable their use as a harm-reduction ... More >>

Celebrities and Community Leaders say "Ditch the Fizz"

Thursday, 28 December 2017, 9:51 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

On New Year’s Day 2018, the second Fizz Free Whānau challenge will begin. With the support of some big stars and high profile community leaders, the challenge promises to be even more successful than the inaugural challenge to go sugary drink free for ... More >>

Hāpai Te Hauora congratulate Toi Ohomai on compassion

Tuesday, 26 December 2017, 11:24 am | Hapai Te Hauora

Hāpai Te Hauora congratulate Toi Ohomai on compassionate approach to student drug testing policy More >>

Hāpai Te Hauora Slams Auckland Transport Subcontractors

Thursday, 21 December 2017, 10:00 am | Hapai Te Hauora

Hāpai Te Hauora Offers to Educate Auckland Transport Subcontractors on Breastfeeding Rights After Appalling Incident More >>

Smokefree 2025 At Risk: Government Urged to Listen to Māori

Friday, 15 December 2017, 11:31 am | Hapai Te Hauora

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ could be putting the Smokefree 2025 goal at risk through their scare-mongering tactics and attempts to influence the new Government to turn their backs on a sensible, harm reduction approach to smoking cessation. ... More >>

Hāpai Te Hauora Celebrates Emerging Māori Leaders

Friday, 8 December 2017, 9:20 am | Hapai Te Hauora

Hāpai Te Hauora congratulates Te Whare Hukahuka and the graduates of the rangatahi into governance programme Ka Eke Poutama. More >>



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