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Kiwis Dump Cigarettes

Wednesday, 1 December 2021, 10:59 am | ASH NZ

The New Zealand Health Survey, just released, shows that the rate of Kiwis smoking daily has plummeted to 9.4% from 11.9%. This is the largest decline in smoking ever recorded by the Survey and a significant drop from the 2019-2020 survey which had ... More >>

Smokefree Cars - One Step Closer To Smokefree 2025

Wednesday, 24 November 2021, 11:20 am | ASH NZ

On Sunday 28 November any car carrying people under the age of 18 must be smokefree. Smokefree cars are yet another step in the move to achieve the Smokefree 2025 goal. New Zealand continues to have some of the most advanced smokefree policies in the ... More >>

ASH Welcomes The Smokefree 2025 Plan But Calls For Immediate Action

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 10:09 am | ASH NZ

ASH welcomes the Government’s draft Smokefree Plan of Action released today and congratulates Minister Verrall on her leadership. Cigarette smoking kills 12 New Zealanders every day and is a key driver of inequality in our society. There are ... More >>

Call for Government action on vaping

Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 9:52 am | ASH NZ

It has been a year since Hon Minister Jenny Salesa promised legislation to regulate vaping. We are still waiting. More >>

Global anti-smoking experts highlight e-cigarettes

Tuesday, 8 October 2019, 8:22 am | ASH NZ

A new report from global anti-smoking experts is warning that the advantages of e-cigarettes should not be dismissed. The report is published today by ASH NZ and End Smoking New Zealand by veteran anti-smoking campaigners, including global and New Zealand ... More >>

Anti-smoking experts highlight e-cigarette opportunities

Monday, 7 October 2019, 2:32 pm | ASH NZ

A new report from global anti-smoking experts is warning that the advantages of e-cigarettes should not be dismissed. More >>

ASH welcomes the end of tobacco branding in New Zealand

Tuesday, 13 March 2018, 3:15 pm | ASH NZ

As of today, March 14th, Tobacco companies will no longer be able to sell cigarettes in branded packaging. All cigarette released for sale from today must be sold in plain, olive brown generic packaging. More >>

Tobacco Theft Hurting Retailers, Profitting Big Tobacco

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 3:09 pm | ASH NZ

ASH NZ strongly agree there needs to be a focus on retailer safety in light of the increased media reporting of tobacco being taken during recent retailer robberies. More >>

Increased Tobacco Tax Continues to 2020

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 4:37 pm | ASH NZ

ASH New Zealand congratulates Associate Health Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga and Māori Party co-leader Marama Fox in their further commitment to 10% tobacco tax increases until 2020. More >>

Smokefree cars needs law change not adverts

Monday, 20 January 2014, 12:37 pm | ASH NZ

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) says a law change around smoking in vehicles is needed rather than government adverts aimed at increasing awareness. A TV campaign from the government’s Health Promotion Agency (HPA) on smoking in cars and homes ... More >>

Tobacco tax increase shows commitment to smokefree 2025

Thursday, 24 May 2012, 2:29 pm | ASH NZ

The government has announced a 40 per cent increase in the excise tax on tobacco. More >>

ASH Welcomes Tobacco Plain Packaging Plans

Thursday, 19 April 2012, 10:51 pm | ASH NZ

19 April 2012 – Immediate Release Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) NZ ASH Welcomes Minister Turia’s Tobacco Plain Packaging Plans for New Zealand Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) welcome Minister Turia’s announcement that there will be a public ... More >>

Support for prisoners to quit smoking needed

Monday, 28 June 2010, 4:02 pm | ASH NZ

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) is welcoming the announcement by Corrections Minister Judith Collins on a smoking ban for prisons. More >>

British American Tobacco NZ’s worst corporate

Tuesday, 3 March 2009, 5:29 pm | ASH NZ

British American Tobacco (BAT) is the worst transnational company in New Zealand after receiving the annual ‘Roger’ Award at a ceremony in Auckland. More >>

Phase out cigarette sales in 10 years

Wednesday, 5 September 2007, 10:11 am | ASH NZ

Aotearoa/New Zealand campaign groups are declaring the end game for cigarettes with plans to phase out their sale within ten years. This is the first step in creating a tobacco free Aotearoa/New Zealand. More >>

ASH supports new smoking guidelines

Tuesday, 28 August 2007, 5:23 pm | ASH NZ

ASH NZ is delighted that healthcare workers will now be provided with new guidance on how to help their patients to quit smoking, using new guidelines launched today by the Ministry of Health. More >>