Our General Manager of National Tobacco Control Advocacy - Zoe Hawke spoke to Radio Waatea in regards to claims by a tobacco giant that it is developing a lower risk alternative to conventional cigarettes
Smoking prevalence remains high amongst people using mental health and addictions services, with a prevailing attitude that they are already under enough stress and smoking is a great way to relieve that stress. This attitude was fostered by a past culture where staff and service users smoking together was the norm and cigarettes were seen as a beneficial tool to treatment. It would take a team of brave souls indeed to implement a mass quit smoking challenge within this environment.
On Tuesday 30th August 2016 Hāpai and the Cancer Society hosted a live panel discussion on the MoH E-Cigarettes Consultation document.
Welcome Luncheon Event and Inaugural Workshop for all the New Tobacco Control Services
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.
Seven Sharp's Gill Higgins investigates New Zealand's home grown tobacco black market.
Action and Smoking on Health (ASH) and Hāpai Te Hauora (Hāpai) as the National Tobacco Control Advocacy are disappointed with the news that Auckland City Council has investments in soft drink, alcohol and tobacco companies. Both organisations say, It’s a lesson to be learnt by anyone who is advocating for the health of New Zealanders to “make sure your own organisation's backyard is clean first”.
This seminar was around the effectiveness of plain packaging, sharing learnings from Australia’s experience and pointed out various ways to improve the proposed NZ legislation.