The Hāpai National Tobacco Control Advocacy service welcomes the new proposal by Auckland Council to ban smoking in public places.
Maori smokers have been let down by Auckland Council's 'Smokefree by 2025' policy, a damning review has found.
Hāpai Te Hauora as the National Tobacco Control Advocacy Service have always prioritised listening to what consumers using e-cigarettes to quit smoking are saying, and now they are thrilled that the Associate Minister of Health Peseta Sam Lotu-liga seems to be taking their views into consideration too.
Action and Smoking on Health (ASH) and Hāpai Te Hauora (Hāpai) as the National Tobacco Control Advocacy are disappointed with the news that Auckland City Council has investments in soft drink, alcohol and tobacco companies. Both organisations say, It’s a lesson to be learnt by anyone who is advocating for the health of New Zealanders to “make sure your own organisation's backyard is clean first”.
This year marks 20 years of service delivery for Hāpai Te Hauora (Hāpai) a Māori public health provider who has led both national and regional work to increase health outcomes across all population groups, with a particular focus on reducing inequalities. This year also marks the Ministry of Health’s announcement that Hāpai will be the holder of the new National Tobacco Control Advocacy Service.
NewsHub (30/05/2016): An Auckland tobacco researcher says cigarette tax discriminates against Maori, who have the highest rates of smoking. It comes after the Government decided to continue increasing the tax on tobacco by 10 percent for the next four years.