Maori public health group Hapai Te Hauora wants the new Minister responsible for the Aotearoa Smokefree 2025 target to look for ways to cut the supply of tobacco products.
Ka tuku mihi a Hāpai Te Hauora ki a Jenny Salesa kua whai tūranga hei minita e hāngai ana ki ngā mahi auahi kore.
‘Oku fiefia heni ‘a Hāpai te Hauora ke talitali lelei ‘a e Minista fo’ou ko Jenny Salesa ‘oku ne tokangaekina e tapu-ifi-tapaka 2025.
Hāpai Te Hauora congratulates and welcomes Jenny Salesa as the new Minister responsible for Smokefree 2025.
The inaugural Tariana Turia Award was awarded to Hone Harawira at the recent successful Oceania Tobacco Control Conference in Hobart. The award recognises significant contributions to reducing the impact of tobacco on indigenous populations within the Oceania region, due to the massive inequity in harm from smoking within these groups.
Former MP Hone Harawira has been given the inaugural Dame Tariana Turia Award for his work highlighting the impact of smoking on Maori and Pacific Island people in New Zealand.
The award was announced at the Oceania Tobacco Control Conference in Hobart.
Dame Tariana was a fearless advocate for tobacco control, a previous co-leader of the Maori Party and a champion for reducing inequalities in Maori smoking rates.
The award recognised the need for reducing harm within indigenous communities and was open to entries from across NZ, Australia and the Pacific Islands.
More than 800 Auckland restaurants have two weeks to ensure their footpath dining areas are smokefree.
Our Kaiwhakahaere, Zoe Hawke spoke to Newshub before the #ASAP2025 launch this morning, saying, “Our main concern currently is that Māori and Pacific aren’t going to reach that 2025 goal. Whatever we do, we need to make sure that we’re concentrating on those particular populations, and this Action Plan is key to getting there.”
Smokefree 2025 will be Smokefree 2065 unless urgent government action is taken.
Researchers and experts in tobacco control, led by the University of Otago, Wellington and Hāpai Te Hauora, have come up with bold new measures to achieve the 2025 target for New Zealand to be smokefree.
Together Hāpai the National Tobacco Control Advocacy service and ASH - Action for Smokefree 2025, are appalled that the tobacco industry is using a front group to complain about tobacco taxes
Why is the concept of tobacco taxes and punishing families continually dangled in NZ media? Because that is exactly what the tobacco industry and their associates use to ensure cigarettes are kept affordable and accessible.
This week the Bank of New Zealand confirmed a new responsible investment policy which will exclude companies involved in unethical activities.