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International Experts Say Abandoning Denicotinised Cigarettes Will Cost Lives

Friday, 23 February 2024, 9:01 am | Public Health Communication Centre

International experts in nicotine addiction and tobacco regulation say abandoning denicotinised cigarettes in the repeal of the smokefree legislation in Aotearoa New Zealand will cost lives. In the latest Briefing from the Public Health Communication ... More >>

Aotearoa NZ Is On The Brink Of A Measles Epidemic: Urgent Action Needed

Friday, 23 February 2024, 8:56 am | Public Health Communication Centre

Aotearoa NZ is on the brink of a measles epidemic because of falling immunisation rates, immunity gaps, and an increasing risk of imported cases according to public health experts. In the latest Briefing from the Public Health Communication Centre, ... More >>

‘Zombie Arguments’ Are Being Used To Justify Repealing Smokefree

Monday, 12 February 2024, 7:36 am | Public Health Communication Centre

‘Zombie arguments’ that Aotearoa New Zealand’s smoke-free measures will boost illicit tobacco trade are false according to public health experts. In the latest Briefing from the Public Health Communication Centre, University of Auckland Professor ... More >>

Call For Transparency From The Government On Tobacco Industry Influence And Connections

Thursday, 1 February 2024, 10:36 am | Public Health Communication Centre

As more questions are raised about the controversial decision to repeal the Smokefree legislation, Public Health experts are calling on coalition Government members to be transparent about any past and current dealings they have had with tobacco companies. ... More >>

Youth Vaping: The Implications Of Addiction

Wednesday, 24 January 2024, 12:47 pm | Public Health Communication Centre

The growth in youth vaping means an increase in nicotine addiction among young people, and the accompanying negative impacts on their wellbeing, warn public health and addiction experts. In the latest Briefing from the Public Health Communication Centre, ... More >>

Government Has A Clear Mandate To Address The Cost Of Healthy Food

Monday, 15 January 2024, 10:29 am | Public Health Communication Centre

New Zealanders want to see policies addressing the cost of healthy food with 84% supporting government action according to research from the University of Otago. The research by the Te Rōpū Rangahau ō Te Kāhui Matepukupuku ( Cancer Society ... More >>

New Zealand Health Survey Findings Reinforce Smokefree Legislation Is Crucial To Reduce Smoking Inequities

Thursday, 14 December 2023, 6:44 pm | Public Health Communication Centre

Newly released New Zealand Health Survey (NZHS) data for 2022/2023 show that smoking prevalence continues to decrease, however very substantial inequities in smoking remain. Māori continue to bear a much heavier burden of harm from smoking than non- ... More >>

Young New Zealanders Favour A Tobacco-free Future – New Research

Wednesday, 6 December 2023, 4:51 pm | Public Health Communication Centre

New research shows young people in New Zealand strongly support smokefree measures suggesting the government’s plan to repeal the smokefree laws flies in the face of public opinion. The research released today, shows young people in Aotearoa aged ... More >>

The Economic Argument For Our World-leading Smokefree Legislation – New Research

Monday, 4 December 2023, 11:31 am | Public Health Communication Centre

Retaining the world leading smokefree legislation would generate considerable growth in income for New Zealanders with a total gain of NZ$46 billion by 2050 according to new modelling just published in an international journal. The study published ... More >>

Why The Smokefree Legislation Must Stay: Laying Out The Evidence

Thursday, 30 November 2023, 12:46 pm | Public Health Communication Centre

Public Health experts have laid out the facts showing the Government’s plan to repeal the world-leading smokefree legislation runs directly contrary to evidence and will ensure smoking continues to cost thousands of lives and millions of health ... More >>

Can We Move To A Low Carbon, Healthy Transport System? – Where Do The Parties Stand?

Wednesday, 30 August 2023, 9:48 am | Public Health Communication Centre

Political parties fall short on policies that work towards low-carbon, healthy transport systems for this country according to results of a survey by the Public Health Communication Centre (PHCC). This is the third in our Briefing series analysing the survey responses ... More >>

NZ Failing To Protect Children From Unhealthy Food Marketing – New WHO Guidelines

Tuesday, 29 August 2023, 11:27 am | Public Health Communication Centre

Aotearoa New Zealand is failing to protect children from unhealthy food marketing on many levels when measured up against new World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines according to public health researchers. WHO released a new set of guidelines this ... More >>

Protecting Our Drinking Water Sources – Where Do The Parties Stand?

Monday, 28 August 2023, 9:38 am | Public Health Communication Centre

A lack of cohesive, comprehensive vision for the country's land use, particularly from our two main parties, leaves drinking water sources and waterways at risk according to results of a survey by the Public Health Communication Centre (PHCC). The second ... More >>

Will NZ’s Next Government Face Up To Future Catastrophic Risks?

Monday, 21 August 2023, 9:56 am | Public Health Communication Centre

Political parties tend to be short-sighted in their policies when it comes to global catastrophic risks such as future pandemics, nuclear war, out of control artificial intelligence and climate change according to the results of a new survey. The Public ... More >>

Where The Parties Stand On Tobacco, Alcohol, & Unhealthy Food

Tuesday, 8 August 2023, 9:31 am | Public Health Communication Centre

Tobacco, alcohol and unhealthy food are responsible for almost a third of Aotearoa New Zealand’s preventable health burden, yet a new survey out shows political parties are widely split on whether they would support evidence-informed policies that limit ... More >>

Poor Ventilation On Buses And Trains – A Fixable Risk To Health

Monday, 10 July 2023, 7:16 am | Public Health Communication Centre

Poor ventilation on our buses and trains is leading to an increased risk of passing on respiratory infections such as Covid-19, according to new research. The latest Briefing from the Public Health Communication Centre details the results of testing ... More >>

Rise In Congenital Syphilis Requires Action

Tuesday, 27 June 2023, 9:35 am | Public Health Communication Centre

There is a global resurgence of syphilis that is having inequitable impacts amongst Māori and Pacific whānau and for pregnant women and babies in Aotearoa. Experts in congenital syphilis say repeat screening for syphilis in the third trimester of ... More >>

Call To Action Over Exposure To Cancer-causing Agents At Work

Tuesday, 20 June 2023, 9:30 am | Public Health Communication Centre

Experts say the results of the New Zealand Carcinogens Survey (NZCS) revealing the extent to which New Zealanders experience cancer-causing substances highlight the need for urgent action to reduce exposure and improve care. The survey has found ... More >>

New Report Shows How Regional Plans Could Transform Freshwater Quality

Friday, 9 June 2023, 9:38 am | Public Health Communication Centre

A report laying out weaknesses in planning that have seen the deterioration of our high-country lakes should be compulsory reading for all regional councils as they develop their new regional plans according to academics. In the latest Public Health ... More >>

Making The Consumer Care Guidelines For Electricity Retailers Mandatory Could Save Lives

Tuesday, 16 May 2023, 9:26 am | Public Health Communication Centre

The Electricity Authority should make the Consumer Care Guidelines for electricity retailers mandatory, according to Energy poverty researcher Dr Kimberley O’Sullivan and He Kāinga Oranga Housing and Health Research Programme at the University of ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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