Vaping Bill is almost there - can we get something to help achieve Smokefree 2025

The Vaping Bill passed its second reading around 11pm last night moving with urgency under extended hours in the remaining three sitting days before Parliament adjourns for the general election. Only two days earlier Hāpai Te Hauora and a number of Smokefree champions led the call for stronger legislation in the bill to support whānau who want to quit smoking and choose to do that by vaping.

Media Release: Community voices share a smokefree vision

Hāpai Te Hauora has engaged with communities most affected by smoking and asked the question: What does Smokefree mean to you? Between the 1st of May and the 31st of May - World Smokefree Day - Hāpai received a range of answers from families and workplaces that were willing to make and share short 20-60 second videos about the meaning of Smokefree.

Media Release: Infrastructure firm’s smokefree pledge shows community spirit

Civil infrastructure firm Dempsey Wood today signed a Smokefree Pledge with Stop Smoking Service Ready Steady Quit at Dempsey Wood’s Penrose, Auckland offices. The pledge affirms Dempsey Wood’s commitment to creating a smokefree workplace by 2025

Community voices add fresh air to World Smokefree Day - 31st May

To mark the day this year, Hāpai Te Hauora shares what ‘smokefree’ means to the people of Aotearoa. Hāpai is leading a campaign that asks Facebook users, whānau and friends to answer the question "What does smokefree mean to me?"

Hāpai has asked tamariki, rangatahi and whānau as well as health workers and academics to share their stories and opinions.

Media Release: Authors of White Paper provide solution to end community sector dependence on pokie funding

In a White Paper released today, the Salvation Army Oasis, Hāpai Te Hauora Tapui and the Problem Gambling Foundation, provide a solution to end the community sector’s dependence on funding from pokie machines.

With pokie grants all but dried up due to the COVID-19 lockdown and consequent closure of pokie venues, the authors are calling on the government to initially roll over existing funding directly to community groups for six months with a view to long-term reform of the system.