Hāpai Te Hauora condemns the latest activity by Phillip Morris International (PMI) to associate with indigenous peoples, by requesting pōwhiri and kapa haka support for a corporate event.
Today Hāpai Te Hauora supported the launch of a petition urging the Prime Minister to double the investment for drug-related treatment and harm reduction initiatives in Budget 2019. This would see $150 million extra allocated for the under-resourced drug harm reduction sector.
Recent findings from a vaping study contribute to growing evidence for vaping as a harm reduction tool in smoking cessation.
Hāpai Te Hauora agree with calls to reprioritise tobacco tax funds made in the recently released 'Future of Tax' interim report from the Tax Working Group.
Waikuku Beach General Store is paving the way in becoming the first dairy in the South Island to go smoke-free. Store owner, Cathy Farrell, explained that staff, customer and community safety compelled her to remove tobacco products from their shelves.
Gambling Harm Awareness Week (GHAW) kicks off today, providing an opportunity for increased awareness of problem gambling in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Hāpai Te Hauora calls for tobacco tax to be reinvested into protecting communities, not cigarettes.
New Zealand's Smokefree 2025 goal is looking increasingly unachievable, as the Ministry of Health's annual Health and Independence Report highlights smoking rates among Māori are decreasing at a far slower rate than projected.
Recently we have been referred questions concerning the use and safety of bumper pads in wahakura (flax woven bassinets). Hāpai Te Hauora holds the National Sudden Unexpected Death in Infants (SUDI) Prevention Coordination contract; the best evidence available to Hāpai tells us that wahakura are safest without bumper pads.
Kokiri Marae Health and Social Services launches their Moe Ora mō ngā pēpi -SUDI Prevention Programme this week, funded by the Hutt Valley District Health Board (DHB).