Hāpai Te Hauora congratulates Associate Minister of Health Hon. Jenny Salesa and the people of Aotearoa for promoting the rights of all children to breathe smokefree air.
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.
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.
With news of the latest tobacco tax increase, dairy owners are calling for extra help to protect them from robberies.
Hāpai Te Hauora is calling for an end to tobacco sales as a way to reduce the risk to dairies, and more importantly to decrease the huge death toll associated with tobacco-related illnesses.
We are concerned at delays to the introduction to the House of the Smokefree Environments Amendment (Vaping) Bill. This delay is not in the best interests of children or smokers who want to stop
Today Hāpai Te Hauora’s Māori Public Health Team launches "Tobacco is Not Our whakapapa" a series of video clips which seeks to re-center whakapapa in the narrative of tobacco harm minimisation.
Yesterday a journalist from 1 NEWS published statistics reflecting the sharp decline in tobacco sales since 2016. This information was released to 1 NEWS under the Official Information Act and it is welcome news to the National Tobacco Control Advocacy Coordination Service at Hāpai te Hauora.
This morning, the tobacco control sector and community members will be welcomed onto Kōkiri marae to celebrate the launch of the Whakahā o Te Pā Harakeke research programme which aims to help reduce smoking disparities and achieve a Smokefree Aotearoa.
The group was one of only five groups this year to receive a $4.95 million programme grant from the Health Research Council. The programme will work with Māori communities to help eliminate smoking inequities and accelerate progress towards a Smokefree Aotearoa.
Trying to get back-door access to a major Auckland poverty group as well as lobbying key figures in the Ministry of Health and approaching a senior manager at Counties Manukau DHB to have their devices included in its stop smoking programmes shows that Philip Morris International (PMI) is back to its old tricks.
Hāpai Te Hauora, Mihi Blair, the General Manager of the Tobacco Control Advocacy Service says that Philip Morris’s recent intensified lobbying of the Ministry of Health and Counties Manukau DHB, shows what happens when the vaping sector remains unregulated.
Nominations are open! Submit any nominations you may have for the Tariana Turia Award for the 2019 Oceania Conference, to be held in Sydney, Australia 22 – 24 October 2019.