Tobacco control advocates' suspicions have been confirmed as a recent investigation has revealed that the NZ Taxpayers’ Union accepted funding from British American Tobacco (BAT).
Wāhine Māori across Aotearoa are paving the way by encouraging other wāhine to switch to vaping following the annual tobacco excise tax increase on January 1st.
New Zealanders who smoke will take another hit when the tax on tobacco products increases by 10 per cent for the third year in a row today as part of the government's plan to make New Zealand smokefree by 2025. As tobacco products become increasingly unaffordable, wāhine are advocating for vaping to be more readily available and accepted as a quit tool.
A new Ministry of Health report was released today which identified insights generated from initiatives which empowered young Māori women to become smoke free, including building trusting relationships, dismantling complex life contexts and building financial capability
Hāpai Te Hauora condemns the latest activity by Phillip Morris International (PMI) to associate with indigenous peoples, by requesting pōwhiri and kapa haka support for a corporate event.
My main motivator is providing a tobacco free Aotearoa for our mokopuna and essentially the world, as the moko will travel.
The connection I have with my moko feels so strong and is unique and special.
Waikuku Beach General Store is paving the way in becoming the first dairy in the South Island to go smoke-free. Store owner, Cathy Farrell, explained that staff, customer and community safety compelled her to remove tobacco products from their shelves.
This week, Natalie Walker shares her whakaaro with us. Natalie is a clinical trialist, epidemiologist, and Associate Director of the Centre for Addiction Research, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Auckland University.
Hāpai Te Hauora calls for tobacco tax to be reinvested into protecting communities, not cigarettes.
New Zealand's Smokefree 2025 goal is looking increasingly unachievable, as the Ministry of Health's annual Health and Independence Report highlights smoking rates among Māori are decreasing at a far slower rate than projected.
From today, it is illegal for tobacco companies in New Zealand to sell cigarettes in branded packaging but the implementation has had a mixed response.