The release of the Deloitte Top 200 last week highlighted the tenacity of multinational tobacco company British American Tobacco Holdings in the face of the significant decline in smoking rates in Aotearoa since the introduction of Smokefree 2025.
This week in Auckland Te Ohu Rata o Aotearoa (Te ORA), the Māori Medical Practitioners Association, is the host for the Pacific Region Indigenous Doctor’s Congress PRIDoC. PRIDoC was first held 15 years ago and has formal membership from the Australian Indigenous Doctors Association, Association of American Indian Physicians, Association of Native Hawaiian Physicians, Indigenous Physicians of Canada and the Medical Association for Indigenous Peoples of Taiwan.
Failure is something we seldom talk about publically, but there is great potential for learning when interventions fail. In this seminar Dr Heather Gifford will describe an intervention study aimed at supporting Māori student nurses to quit smoking before graduation.
How marketing through tobacco packaging influences consumers’ perceptions and behaviors, including for
promotions of novel tobacco products. It will highlight recent research on “plain” packaging and other strategies to enhance the effects of graphic warnings on tobacco packs.
ASPIRE2025 is hosting a one-day course in February, held as part of the Public Health Summer School. Hear from leading tobacco control researchers including Professor Suzan Burton from Western Sydney University.
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We hold a number of Ministry of Health contracts both regionally and Nationally.
We provide a strategic focus that is underpinned by evidence based research for the advancement of health and well being for communities.
The Mission of Hāpai is to increase opportunities for Māori to enjoy good health and to be sustained by healthy environments.