Cancer Society, National Advocacy Service, and leading researchers applaud standardised packaging legislation
A major milestone towards achieving New Zealand’s smokefree goal has been achieved in Parliament with the Third Reading of the Smoke-free Environments (Tobacco standardised Packaging) Amendment Bill. This means that standardised (plain) cigarette and tobacco packs will almost certainly hit the shelves during 2017.
For a long time, Otara has been involved in the movement in reducing and minimising gambling related harm and this event will look to strengthen the work that has already been achieved by the community. It will focuses on giving youth a space to be involved in supporting gambling harm awareness.
This week the proposed Tobacco Plain Packaging legislation passed the Committee stage by 108 votes to 13, followed the next day by the announcement that there will be an extension of the Smokefree boundary at Parliament.
This week the Smoke-free Environments (Tobacco Standardised Packaging) Amendment Bill, which would introduce a plain packaging regime for tobacco products, is through to Committee of the Whole House. One step closer to #Smokefree2025.
Hāpai Te Hauora are stunned by the latest news that community members have been unwittingly investing their KiwiSaver into companies that deal in death and destruction.
Associate Health Minister Hon Peter Dunne has launched an action plan today aimed at better supporting those affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), and reducing the numbers of babies born with this preventable condition.