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Challenge to NZ after 10 years of global tobacco control

Friday, 27 February 2015, 11:12 am | Smokefree Coalition

The Smokefree Coalition wants New Zealanders everywhere to mark the tenth anniversary of an international tobacco control treaty by striking a blow against Big Tobacco. More >>

Tariana Turia to receive international tobacco control award

Wednesday, 21 January 2015, 11:38 am | Smokefree Coalition

A nomination by the Smokefree Coalition for Associate Health Minister Hon Tariana Turia to receive a 2015 Luther L Terry Award has been accepted. Hon Ms Turia will be presented with the award in March 2015 in Dubai. More >>

Canadian researchers back NZ ban on smoking in vehicles

Monday, 24 November 2014, 5:19 pm | Smokefree Coalition

Breaking research from Canada lends unequivocal weight to calls for New Zealand to ban smoking in vehicles carrying children, says the Smokefree Coalition. More >>

TPP needs checking to ensure plain packaging not threatened

Friday, 7 November 2014, 2:36 pm | Smokefree Coalition

Members of the Smokefree Coalition are backing calls by health professionals to Trade Minister Hon Tim Groser, calling for a comprehensive health impact assessment of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement before New Zealand signs the dotted ... More >>

Slashed duty-free allowances increase incentives to quit

Friday, 9 May 2014, 5:25 pm | Smokefree Coalition

The Government’s decision to slash the duty-free allowance on cigarettes will remove an avenue of cheaper smoking and result in greater incentives to quit, the Smokefree Coalition says. More >>

NZ’s biggest killer fails to receive the Roger

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 12:09 pm | Smokefree Coalition

The Smokefree Coalition is disappointed Imperial Tobacco did not win the Roger Award for Worst Trans-national Company operating in New Zealand, despite manufacturing products that kill 5000 New Zealanders every year. More >>

Wellington school keen to be part of a Smokefree nation

Friday, 28 March 2014, 9:13 am | Smokefree Coalition

To achieve this, the school took a novel approach, and invited Dr Prudence Stone, Executive Director of the Smokefree Coalition, to visit and encourage the students to take part in making a new law for New Zealand. More >>

Six out of 10 children see tobacco advertising in the home

Tuesday, 11 February 2014, 9:19 pm | Smokefree Coalition

Statistics NZ Census data shows 603,807 New Zealand children live in households where tobacco is smoked by a resident adult. Smokefree Coalition Director Dr Prudence Stone says this statistic indicates as many as six out of 10 New Zealand children could ... More >>

Health Survey Confirms Smoking Rates are Declining

Friday, 13 December 2013, 10:30 am | Smokefree Coalition

The 2012/13 New Zealand Health survey has found that the number of adult smokers fell from 17.8% last year to 15.5% this year. This is a 2.3% fall in smoking levels in just one year. The survey confirms the sharp reduction in smoking levels shown ... More >>

Imperial Tobacco "rogered"

Wednesday, 11 December 2013, 3:23 pm | Smokefree Coalition

The Smokefree Coalition is delighted its nomination has successfully placed Imperial Tobacco among the seven finalists for the 2013 Roger Award for the worst transnational corporation operating in New Zealand. More >>

Doctors and nurses warn Prime Minister over trade talks

Sunday, 3 March 2013, 1:58 pm | Smokefree Coalition

More than 400 members of New Zealand’s medical community have signed a letter to the Prime Minister asking him to be vigilant that our future health is not negotiated away under the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). More >>

Plain packaging welcomed, and the sooner the better

Tuesday, 19 February 2013, 3:51 pm | Smokefree Coalition

The Smokefree Coalition congratulates the Government on its decision, and says introducing plain packaging is among the most important steps it can take towards reaching its target of a smokefree New Zealand by 2025. More >>

New Zealand delegates push for tobacco free world by 2040

Friday, 16 March 2012, 5:03 pm | Smokefree Coalition

New Zealand delegates to the World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) taking place this week in Singapore want the world to be tobacco free by 2040. The recommendation is one of five submitted by members of the New Zealand National Tobacco Control Working ... More >>

Aotearoa smokefree strategy a “full house in order”

Monday, 3 October 2011, 12:08 pm | Smokefree Coalition

Smokefree Coalition Executive Director Dr Prudence Stone says the tobacco control sector’s smokefree Aotearoa strategy is a “full house in order” and that it can beat the government’s commitment to making New Zealand Smokefree in 2025 by ... More >>

Imperial tobacco a Roger Award finalist

Tuesday, 5 April 2011, 9:46 am | Smokefree Coalition

Imperial Tobacco NZ, New Zealand's sole manufacturer of tobacco products, has been awarded third place in the annual Roger Awards which are given to the worst transnational companies operating in New Zealand. More >>

Register of tobacco retailers mooted by Smokefree Coalition

Thursday, 3 February 2011, 12:18 pm | Smokefree Coalition

Hearings before the Health Select Committee begin today on amendments to the Smoke-free Environments Act to remove tobacco products from retail displays. The Smokefree Coalition will be among the first to present to the Select Committee at 11am. More >>

Tobacco Displays Aren't Teaching Aids

Sunday, 19 September 2010, 9:01 pm | Smokefree Coalition

Smokefree Coalition Director Dr Prudence Stone says she was shocked to hear National MP Katrina Shanks shows tobacco products to her children. Ms Shanks was on a parliamentary panel at the Parenting Forum hosted by Parents Centres NZ during the weekend. More >>

Higher prices mean less smoking

Tuesday, 31 August 2010, 9:06 am | Smokefree Coalition

New Zealanders are smoking 1.3 billion fewer cigarettes a year than ten years ago, according to data produced by Statistics New Zealand for the Smokefree Coalition. More >>

Tobacco industry hypocrisy to be exposed

Tuesday, 22 June 2010, 11:48 am | Smokefree Coalition

The Smokefree Coalition says the visit to New Zealand by Jeffrey Wigand, the ‘whistleblower’ famous for revealing tobacco industry secrets, will help expose the hypocrisy and deceit of New Zealand’s tobacco executives. More >>

Two thirds of kiwis want a smokefree NZ

Tuesday, 18 May 2010, 9:21 am | Smokefree Coalition

The Smokefree Coalition will present research to the Maori Affairs Select Committee in Wellington tomorrow showing that 64 percent of New Zealanders completely support an end to tobacco sales by 2020.  More >>



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