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Don’t Get Sucked In - New campaign to tackle teen vaping

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 9:34 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) has announced its plans today to launch a nationwide, youth focussed vaping education campaign, at the beginning of Term One 2020. More >>

Helping Kiwis Catch Their Breath this World COPD Day

Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 9:43 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

To mark World COPD day tomorrow (20 November), Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) announces their plans to introduce New Zealand’s first COPD Guidelines early next year. More >>

Government - holding its breath on vaping regulations

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 12:56 pm | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

The Smoke-free Environments (Vaping) Amendment Bill has yet to materialise, despite repeated Government promises of priority. More >>

Smoke still a risk in Auckland CBD

Thursday, 24 October 2019, 10:21 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

With the ongoing fire at SkyCity in Auckland, Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ are urging anyone with a respiratory condition to avoid the city centre as much as possible. More >>

Smart Sheep Initiative Will Help Healthy Homes

Friday, 27 September 2019, 1:30 pm | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

A new initiative to raise awareness around temperature and humidity of New Zealand homes has been welcomed by Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ, as a way of encouraging interest in how home environments can affect respiratory health. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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