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
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.
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.
Hāpai, the voice of Tobacco Control Advocacy, calls for a review of whether Roll Your Own Tobacco should remain available in New Zealand.
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.
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.
Hāpai Te Hauora are proud to support the first-ever Gamble Harm Awareness Week and a national focus on whānau as the key ingredient to reducing gambling related harm.
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.
Hāpai Te Hauora are stunned by the latest news that community members have been unwittingly investing their KiwiSaver into companies that deal in death and destruction.