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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.

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.

One News: Young people becoming addicted to nicotine every day vaping market remains 'unregulated', Auckland principal warns

"I share the public's frustration, but it is important that we get this legislation right so that we can have a future-proof framework ready to present to Parliament," Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa said in a statement.