October
13
Thu

Stopping the supply of cigarettes to children

One of the key elements for the next stage is to address the substantial supply of cigarettes across New Zealand in every community. Mrs. Hawke says “we are exploring options by which to disrupt the supply of cigarettes to our families, not just simply licensing or asking for a registration of those who sell cigarettes to children or adults. It is illegal to sell cigarettes to children but this is still occurring so we need to think about how we create environments that will stop these sales.

October
12
Wed

NZ's first 'no sugary drinks logo'

New Zealand's first "no sugary drinks" logo has been produced in a bid to highlight the health damage from too much sugar in diets. The logo has been devised by Auckland University marketing lecturer Dr Bodo Lang for health advocacy group FIZZ, of which he is a member.

October
10
Mon

Communities Call for Reduction in Accessibility of Sugary Drinks

Communities are calling for change to costs and accessibility of sugary drinks to support their own efforts to address the harmful effects of sugar addiction leading up to World Obesity Day

October
3
Mon

Men who smoke are THREE times more likely to have children with asthma

Children whose fathers smoked before they were even conceived are more than three times more likely to develop asthma, according to new research.

September
25
Sun

Don’t Believe the Illicit Tobacco Trade Hype

Hāpai Te Hauora the voice of Tobacco Control warns New Zealanders to be prepared for a probable tobacco industry onslaught of exaggerated illicit tobacco trade claims.

September
20
Tue

Stoptober 2016 is here

Last year, Stoptober involved a record number of smokers and supporters signing up for the challenge. In particular, many Māori smokers successfully completed the challenge and even remained Smokefree.

September
19
Mon

Calls for a review of Roll Your Own Tobacco Availability

Hāpai, the voice of Tobacco Control Advocacy, calls for a review of whether Roll Your Own Tobacco should remain available in New Zealand.

September
13
Tue

Dumping tobacco industry investments

Hāpai Te Hauora, the voice of Tobacco Control in New Zealand are pleased with the investment dump of at least $109 million in controversial tobacco industry and weapons investments following a Herald investigation into responsible investment policies. The Insights series Dirty Secrets of Your KiwiSaver sparked a public outcry and intensified debate after the story broke a few weeks ago.

September
9
Fri

No trust for tobacco giant's e-cigs

Our General Manager of National Tobacco Control Advocacy - Zoe Hawke spoke to Radio Waatea in regards to claims by a tobacco giant that it is developing a lower risk alternative to conventional cigarettes

September
9
Fri

Cancer Society, National Advocacy Service, and leading researchers applaud standardised packaging legislation

A major milestone towards achieving New Zealand’s smokefree goal has been achieved in Parliament with the Third Reading of the Smoke-free Environments (Tobacco standardised Packaging) Amendment Bill. This means that standardised (plain) cigarette and tobacco packs will almost certainly hit the shelves during 2017.