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Vaping risks creating a new generation of nicotine addicts

A leading public health agency says the growing number of teenage vapers is a real problem, and the government needs to act now to prevent the creation of a new generation of nicotine addicts.

Hāpai Te Hauora chief executive Selah Hart says data from a recent study of adolescent health and wellbeing- showing 80 percent of teenagers who vape at least once a month had never smoked suggested many rangatahi did not understand the damage vaping could do.

Whitiora campaign promotes holistic wellbeing and an indigenous response

This Mental Health Awareness Week (27th September - 3rd October), Hāpai Te Hauora and Te Hā Oranga o Ngāti Whātua have collectively launched ‘Whitiora 2021 - an eternal pursuit of wellbeing’, a week-long campaign that explores wellbeing through Te Āo Māori, and positions mental health as a critical component of wholistic wellbeing.

Hāpai Te Hauora calls for immediate action from the Government following the Disability Rights Commissioner and Children's Commissioners’ report to the Prime Minister on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

A report of the Disability Rights Commissioner and Children’s Commissioner to the Prime Minister on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: A Call To Action released today, highlights multiple systemic failures within the healthcare system. These failures continue to disadvantage individuals and whānau living with FASD in Aotearoa, especially Māori women and children.

New app will provide culturally relevant information for whānau hapū, māma hāpu, and māma hou

Tuku Iho – sharing intergenerational knowledge in maternal and child wellbeing – is a new app that will be a resource for whānau hapū, māma hāpu and māma hou. The app, which is under development, is framed from a te ao Māori perspective.

Big Tobacco exploit dairy owners in cynical attempt to derail smokefree policy

Late yesterday afternoon, Hāpai Te Hauora sent a tweet in response to NZ Herald’s article: Revealed: Big Tobacco behind dairy owners postcard protest at Parliament. The response from Hāpai says "Disappointed - yet not surprised, that Big Tobacco are using dairy owners to lead their agenda to continue to kill New Zealanders.