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Teen smoking rates halved in less than a decade

Monday, 25 June 2007, 9:54 am | ASH

Figures released by ASH New Zealand show that teen smoking rates have halved in the last 8 years. In 2006, 14.2 percent of Year 10 New Zealand teenagers said they were smokers, down from 28.6 percent in 1999 according to the Year 10 Smoking Survey ... More >>

ASH NZ outraged by NZ branded cigarettes

Wednesday, 13 June 2007, 4:17 pm | ASH

ASH NZ unites with the Smokefree Coalition and Te Reo Marama in calling for the immediate withdrawal of New Zealand branded duty-free cigarettes available in airport stores throughout the country. More >>

Budget 2007: Thanks - But not enough

Thursday, 24 May 2007, 1:38 pm | ASH

ASH NZ applauds Associate Health Minister Damien O'Connor’s announcement today of a substantial new funding in Budget 2007 to boost New Zealand's ongoing battle against the tobacco epidemic. However, ASH is also disappointed that the opportunity ... More >>

25 years of tobacco control success

Thursday, 17 May 2007, 12:55 am | ASH

This year marks 25 years of Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) NZ, the group dedicated to reducing/fighting the death toll of tobacco in New Zealand. Smokefree Bars are a thing of the past, tobacco advertising is banned and smoking rates are slowly on ... More >>

Profits Take Precedence Over Health

Friday, 13 April 2007, 9:39 am | ASH

The new move taken by the Gambling Commission that will allow gambling operators to have machines in outdoor smoking areas will seriously impact on those addicted to gambling, according to New Zealand’s leading smokefree advocacy group Action ... More >>

“Toxic” Tobacco Content In Hollywood Movies

Tuesday, 20 February 2007, 12:35 am | ASH

Hollywood movies deliver tobacco smoking impressions estimated in the billions to young audiences annually and pose one of the gravest threats to New Zealand teenagers says ASH NZ. U.S. films bring in 30 percent of movie box office sales globally , ... More >>

ASH Demands End To Tobacco Investment

Tuesday, 13 February 2007, 10:06 am | ASH

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) NZ is calling on the government to end its investment in tobacco companies immediately. More >>

The Quit for New Year’s Top Ten Quit list

Thursday, 21 December 2006, 3:26 pm | ASH

Imagine the Christmas holiday you’ve always dreamed of, but never got around to saving for it. Beat your craving and try saving the money you spend on cigarettes each year. You’ll be amazed how much money you can save! More >>

9 out of 10 Kiwi's Support Smokefree Environments

Monday, 11 December 2006, 10:15 am | ASH

ASH pleased that 9 out of 10 Kiwis Support the right to live and work in a smokefree environment More >>

Becky Freeman moves on from ASH

Tuesday, 7 November 2006, 3:43 pm | ASH

It’s been 24 years since the inception of ASH. Five directors, and several smokefree legislations later, the attitude of New Zealanders towards smoking is shifting. Years of advocacy work has helped us get one step closer to our goal to create a smokefree ... More >>

Factsheet: ASH Year 10 Survey 2005

Monday, 15 May 2006, 10:25 am | ASH

The report of 1999 to 2005 National Year 10 Smoking Surveys was prepared for Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) by Dr Robert Scragg from the School of Population Health at the University of Auckland. More >>

Smokefree Groups salute Ministry of Health

Wednesday, 22 March 2006, 4:54 pm | ASH

Smokefree groups in New Zealand are applauding the Ministry of Health on the successful prosecutions of publicans and companies breaching the Smoke-free Environments Act 1990. More >>

Health Groups Hail Pou Family’s Battle

Monday, 13 March 2006, 4:53 pm | ASH

Health groups are congratulating Janice Pou and her family for standing up to the tobacco giants, as the plaintiffs rest their case. More >>

NZers' health not as important as Australians’

Tuesday, 28 February 2006, 5:12 pm | ASH

Australia has introduced new graphic health warnings on their cigarette packets that will help reduce smoking rates in Australia and save lives. From tomorrow, (1 March 2006) all tobacco products imported and manufactured for retail in Australia are ... More >>

New Year’s resolution: Quit Smoking

Friday, 30 December 2005, 4:51 pm | ASH

It’s a long and illustrious tradition for people who smoke to quit for the New Year. And why not? More >>

Smokefree groups applaud drop in smoking rates

Friday, 30 September 2005, 3:45 pm | ASH

Smokefree groups applaud drop in smoking rates but urge the Ministry of Health to continue to implement effective legislation More >>