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Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand - Latest News [Page 1]

Call To Fund More Boots On The Ground For Vaping Vigilance

Wednesday, 10 April 2024, 2:24 pm | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ Chief Executive Ms Letitia Harding says that news of job cuts in the Regulated Products Team at the Ministry of Health was unfortunate, but not surprising. More >>

Cannabis Use Bad For The Lungs And The Heart

Wednesday, 3 April 2024, 9:25 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

As the perception of the harms of cannabis decreases, new evidence has emerged linking the illicit drug to lung and heart disease. The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ believes the new research will challenge the common misconception that cannabis ... More >>

Disposable Vape Ban Commended By Health Organisation

Wednesday, 20 March 2024, 1:30 pm | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

The complete ban of disposable vapes is a positive step forward in the fight against the youth vaping epidemic. The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ, which has been calling for stricter vaping regulations for years, is pleased to see the Government ... More >>

Weaving A Strong Future For Respiratory Health

Monday, 18 March 2024, 9:29 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Education around the health benefits of woollen carpets in homes is one of the many reasons Wools of New Zealand have chosen to support the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ. The woollen carpet retailer has become a Gold partner of the Foundation’s Friends ... More >>

Vulnerable Kiwis Miss Out On Free Flu Jab Due To Funding Cuts

Wednesday, 6 March 2024, 12:03 pm | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

New Zealand’s most vulnerable populations are being dealt another blow with funding to provide free flu vaccines cut for the 2024 season. In November last year, Pharmac stopped funding medicine that prevents serious illness from RSV. Now it has cut funding ... More >>

Vaping Comments The "Understatement Of The Century"

Wednesday, 28 February 2024, 10:33 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

The Associate Minister’s comment that vaping "got away on us" is the understatement of the century, Asthma and Respiratory Foundation Chief Executive Letitia Harding says. Casey Costello told TVNZ’s Breakfast that they were slow ... More >>

"Your Lungs Aren't Good Enough"

Tuesday, 27 February 2024, 9:22 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

"Your lungs aren’t good enough" - that’s what former Firebird cricketer Josh Brodie’s doctor told him after he shared his childhood dream of wanting to be a top sportsman. Brodie struggled with asthma as a kid, often waking in the middle ... More >>

Respiratory Risk High In Auckland And Tasman

Thursday, 8 February 2024, 10:54 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Kiwis living with a respiratory condition are being urged to take precautions to protect themselves from flare-ups caused by smoke exposure. The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ is advising residents near blazes in Onehunga, Auckland and Lee Valley, ... More >>

Hospitalisation Spike Likely During Back-to-school Period

Thursday, 25 January 2024, 10:31 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Parents and teachers should prepare for a spike in asthma attacks leading to increased hospitalisations during the early weeks of Term 1. The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ is encouraging everyone to be aware of the symptoms of an attack and how to respond. ... More >>

Escape Your Vape This Summer

Tuesday, 19 December 2023, 12:18 pm | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Ditch the clouds and embrace the sunshine this summer by escaping your vape. The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ has launched a campaign for the holiday season to encourage youth to swap their vape for outdoor adventures by snapping photos and ... More >>

Vaping Still Up In The Air

Monday, 11 December 2023, 2:42 pm | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Daily vaping rates among our youth are still too high, the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation says. This follows the publication of the 2023 Topline ASH Year 10 Snapshot Survey results which show no decline in daily vaping or smoking rates. Foundation ... More >>

The One-lung Man On A Mission

Thursday, 7 December 2023, 9:33 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

A former army soldier with barely one functioning lung is planning to climb the world's tallest free-standing mountain, Mt Kilimanjaro. Adam Faatz, a 36-year-old American man, was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) in 2018 and ... More >>

Warmer Kiwi Homes Renews Commitment To Charity Supporting Healthier Homes

Friday, 1 December 2023, 9:50 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

An initiative dedicated to helping homeowners create warmer, healthier environments remains committed to supporting the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ. Warmer Kiwi Homes, a Government-funded programme, has re-signed as a Silver partner of the ... More >>

More Babies At Risk Of Serious Illness Next Winter Due To Underfunding Of Pharmac

Thursday, 30 November 2023, 10:09 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

More children are at risk of serious infection from RSV following a decision to cut funding for a medicine that prevents serious infection, reduces hospitalisations and can save lives. The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ is supporting calls ... More >>

Health Professionals Condemn Changes To Smoking And Vaping Laws

Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 10:22 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

A group of clinical leaders is urging the Government to seriously re-consider changes to smoking and vaping legislation after hearing of its plans to axe laws put in place to protect the health of New Zealanders. Respiratory and cardiology clinicians from ... More >>

Kiwis At Risk By New Coalition’s Smoking And Vaping Changes

Monday, 27 November 2023, 10:13 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

The heart and lung health of New Zealanders are at risk if the changes proposed by our new Government go ahead. While the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ welcome news of a ban on all disposable vapes and harsher penalties for those selling to ... More >>

New Zealand’s First Quit Vaping Guidelines For Youth Released

Saturday, 18 November 2023, 3:40 pm | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

FRIDAY 17 NOVEMBER The first New Zealand guidelines to support youth to quit vaping have been released at the New Zealand Respiratory Conference in Wellington. ‘ A reference guide: To support rangatahi to quit vaping’ - written and published by ... More >>

Patient COPD Handbook Released For World COPD Day

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 10:36 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

A new handbook to help those living with a severe respiratory condition has been released to mark World COPD Day. COPD - chronic obstructive pulmonary disease - is an umbrella term for the conditions emphysema, chronic bronchitis and long-standing ... More >>

Former Wellington Cricketer To Compete In Ironman For Charity

Wednesday, 8 November 2023, 2:06 pm | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Former Wellington Firebird batsman Josh Brodie has hit asthma for six - now he's swapping his bat for a bike to compete in the Ironman to raise money for charity. In just over four months, on March 2 2024, Josh will compete in the Taupō Ironman ... More >>

Make Vaping A Priority: Call To New Government

Monday, 16 October 2023, 11:32 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

A prescription-only model and dedicated quit vaping support services should be a priority of the incoming Government and new Health Minister. This is the call from Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ who are strong advocates for tighter controls ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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