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Smokefree Coalition closes its doors

Sunday, 31 July 2016, 2:53 pm | Smokefree Coalition

The organisation that provided a platform for unity and collaboration in New Zealand tobacco control is no more. More >>

Plain Packs passes second reading

Monday, 4 July 2016, 4:48 pm | Smokefree Coalition

On behalf of all members of the Smokefree Coalition I congratulate Parliament on voting in favour of the Smoke-free Environments (Tobacco Standardised Packaging) Amendment Bill at its second reading last week. When tobacco causes 4500 New Zealanders ... More >>

Speech – Dr Prudence Stone, Director, Smokefree Coalition

Tuesday, 31 May 2016, 11:50 am | Smokefree Coalition

The Smokefree Coalition congratulates the Wellington City Council for its Smokefree Action Plan for Wellington. I know first-hand the years of leadership, collaboration, public support and advocacy it took for those involved to bring it to this stage ... More >>

WCC still not leaders in smokefree police

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 10:08 am | Smokefree Coalition

The Smokefree Coalition applauds the Wellington City Council’s Smokefree Action Plan, which was amended yesterday to work more closely with the sector and with Palmerston North City Council in their advocacy to Central Government. More >>

Plain packaging: why are we waiting?

Monday, 11 April 2016, 10:12 am | Smokefree Coalition

The Smokefree Coalition, along with groups like the Cancer Society, has been advocating for plain packaging since the measure was adopted in Australia back in 2011. Similar legislation was introduced here in 2014 but has been ‘back-burnered’ due to Government ... More >>

Responsibility for Environmental Waste

Saturday, 5 March 2016, 3:58 pm | Smokefree Coalition

The tobacco industry has not only designed and marketed a product that is deadly when used as directed, but it also causes substantial and dangerous environmental pollution, says the Smokefree Coalition. New research findings released in the Tobacco ... More >>

Video Games: Big Tobacco’s New Backdoor Marketing Frontier

Wednesday, 27 January 2016, 1:21 pm | Smokefree Coalition

The Smokefree Coalition warns that big tobacco, well-known for its sneaky product placement techniques, has found a backdoor method of marketing to New Zealand children. More >>

Lack of tobacco control strategy - smoking decline stalling

Monday, 14 December 2015, 5:13 pm | Smokefree Coalition

The Smokefree Coalition is saddened but not surprised by the slowing decline in current smoking rates as shown by the Ministry of Health’s 2014/2015 Health Survey results. Executive Director Dr Prudence Stone says the 10 percent annual tobacco excise tax ... More >>

Manufacturers’ reports show tobacco market slowly dying

Monday, 28 September 2015, 9:03 am | Smokefree Coalition

Returns supplied to the Ministry of Health by New Zealand tobacco manufacturers show a drop of 3.8 percent in the quantity of tobacco and cigarettes released per adult in 2014 versus 2013. From 2013 to 2014, the number of standard cigarettes smoked ... More >>

You can control your asthma

Friday, 1 May 2015, 12:35 pm | Smokefree Coalition

World Asthma Day, on Tuesday May 5, is an annual event organised by the Global Initiative for Asthma to improve asthma awareness and treatment around the world. Asthma affects approximately 235 million people and causes an estimated 250,000 deaths annually ... More >>

Challenge to NZ after 10 years of global tobacco control

Friday, 27 February 2015, 11:12 am | Smokefree Coalition

The Smokefree Coalition wants New Zealanders everywhere to mark the tenth anniversary of an international tobacco control treaty by striking a blow against Big Tobacco. More >>

Tariana Turia to receive international tobacco control award

Wednesday, 21 January 2015, 11:38 am | Smokefree Coalition

A nomination by the Smokefree Coalition for Associate Health Minister Hon Tariana Turia to receive a 2015 Luther L Terry Award has been accepted. Hon Ms Turia will be presented with the award in March 2015 in Dubai. More >>

Canadian researchers back NZ ban on smoking in vehicles

Monday, 24 November 2014, 5:19 pm | Smokefree Coalition

Breaking research from Canada lends unequivocal weight to calls for New Zealand to ban smoking in vehicles carrying children, says the Smokefree Coalition. More >>

TPP needs checking to ensure plain packaging not threatened

Friday, 7 November 2014, 2:36 pm | Smokefree Coalition

Members of the Smokefree Coalition are backing calls by health professionals to Trade Minister Hon Tim Groser, calling for a comprehensive health impact assessment of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement before New Zealand signs the dotted ... More >>

Slashed duty-free allowances increase incentives to quit

Friday, 9 May 2014, 5:25 pm | Smokefree Coalition

The Government’s decision to slash the duty-free allowance on cigarettes will remove an avenue of cheaper smoking and result in greater incentives to quit, the Smokefree Coalition says. More >>

NZ’s biggest killer fails to receive the Roger

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 12:09 pm | Smokefree Coalition

The Smokefree Coalition is disappointed Imperial Tobacco did not win the Roger Award for Worst Trans-national Company operating in New Zealand, despite manufacturing products that kill 5000 New Zealanders every year. More >>

Wellington school keen to be part of a Smokefree nation

Friday, 28 March 2014, 9:13 am | Smokefree Coalition

To achieve this, the school took a novel approach, and invited Dr Prudence Stone, Executive Director of the Smokefree Coalition, to visit and encourage the students to take part in making a new law for New Zealand. More >>

Six out of 10 children see tobacco advertising in the home

Tuesday, 11 February 2014, 9:19 pm | Smokefree Coalition

Statistics NZ Census data shows 603,807 New Zealand children live in households where tobacco is smoked by a resident adult. Smokefree Coalition Director Dr Prudence Stone says this statistic indicates as many as six out of 10 New Zealand children could ... More >>

Health Survey Confirms Smoking Rates are Declining

Friday, 13 December 2013, 10:30 am | Smokefree Coalition

The 2012/13 New Zealand Health survey has found that the number of adult smokers fell from 17.8% last year to 15.5% this year. This is a 2.3% fall in smoking levels in just one year. The survey confirms the sharp reduction in smoking levels shown ... More >>

Imperial Tobacco "rogered"

Wednesday, 11 December 2013, 3:23 pm | Smokefree Coalition

The Smokefree Coalition is delighted its nomination has successfully placed Imperial Tobacco among the seven finalists for the 2013 Roger Award for the worst transnational corporation operating in New Zealand. More >>