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.
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
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.
For a long time, Otara has been involved in the movement in reducing and minimising gambling related harm and this event will look to strengthen the work that has already been achieved by the community. It will focuses on giving youth a space to be involved in supporting gambling harm awareness.
This week the proposed Tobacco Plain Packaging legislation passed the Committee stage by 108 votes to 13, followed the next day by the announcement that there will be an extension of the Smokefree boundary at Parliament.
This week the Smoke-free Environments (Tobacco Standardised Packaging) Amendment Bill, which would introduce a plain packaging regime for tobacco products, is through to Committee of the Whole House. One step closer to #Smokefree2025.