February
18
Tue

Whānau story: From two packs a day to the odd vape: “We’ve booked a cruise”

This month we hear from Te Hira Patioro Hawke, also known as Uncle Chief, a lifetime member of the Orākei community and lifetime smoker who has recently switched from smoking half a pack of cigarettes a day to vaping occasionally.

February
17
Mon

Welcome new GM for Tobacco Control Stephanie Erick

Stephanie Erick, the new Kaiwhakahaere (General Manager) for the National Tobacco Control Advocacy Service leads a rich, busy life but her vision for smoke-free communities is simple; “Healthier families. More kaumātua on the marae.” 

February
4
Tue

CEO of Hāpai Te Hauora, Selah Hart, on The AM Show this morning discussing the opportunity for dairies to go tobacco free.

CEO of Hāpai Te Hauora, Selah Hart and Dairies Crime Prevention Spokeman, Sunny Kaushal, on The AM Show this morning discussing the opportunity for dairies to go tobacco free

January
31
Fri

Media release: Coca-Cola announcement fails to fizz

Māori Public Health organisation Hāpai Te Hauora welcomes the move but says if Coca-Cola was serious about tackling the harm caused by its products, it would focus on the communities most affected by obesity and dental caries

January
29
Wed

Te Karere: From tobacco to e-cigarettes: Alternative options still key to becoming smokefree

Great to see one of the Stop Smoking Services based in Counties Manukau rohe supporting choice when working with current smokers to quit tobacco.

January
23
Thu

Youth vaping study results are encouraging but effective education and regulation still urgently needed

A major study of youth smoking between 2014 and 2019 by ASH New Zealand and the University of Auckland shows that while some young people are experimenting with vaping, daily use of an e-cigarette is occurring overwhelmingly in existing smokers.

January
16
Thu

Spotlight: Farewell Mihi

It’s been a rewarding, challenging 20 months for Mihi Blair. As she steps down as GM of Tobacco Control Advocacy at Hāpai she tells us how the support of wāhine Māori, the voices of her tamariki and watching her beloved dad die from lung disease gave her strength and determination in her work.

January
8
Wed

WaateaNews: Robberies sign time to vape tobacco sales

Māori public health advocacy service Hāpai Te Hauora says dairies should stop selling tobacco products rather than beef up security.

January
7
Tue

NZ City - The new year has brought a renewed push to make tobacco products less accessible

The National Tobacco Control Advocacy Service says it's an essential step if we want the country to reach its goal of being smokefree by 2025.

January
7
Tue

The Daily Blog - Wide-ranging strategies & leadership needed for Smokefree NZ – Hapai Te Hauora

Tobacco prices are set to go up by just over 11 per cent on January 1, in the last of a series of annual tax-based price rises announced in the 2016 budget. A 25-pack of cigarettes will cost more than $40