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COVID-19 has offered us an unexpected opportunity to help more people quit smoking

Smokers are worried. A respiratory disease is running rampant across the globe and people with unhealthy lifestyle habits appear to be especially vulnerable. We know...

Most New Zealanders don’t know how deadly strokes are – claiming 2,300 lives a...

Stroke is the third highest cause of death in New Zealand, after cancer and coronary heart disease. But our new research shows very few...

Making it harder to import e-cigarettes is good news for our health, especially young...

From next year, access to e-cigarettes and related products containing liquid nicotine will require a doctor’s prescription. This is to ensure liquid nicotine is...

Big Tobacco’s decisive defeat on plain packaging laws won’t stop its war against public...

After a decade of legal challenges by the tobacco lobby, Australia’s pioneering push to eliminate all tobacco advertising finally has clear air. Its longest stoush,...
Why the ban on nicotine vape fluid will do more harm than good

Why the ban on nicotine vape fluid will do more harm than good

Last week the federal government’s Office of Drug Control announced changes to the importation of nicotine-containing electronic cigarette fluids that will seriously affect the...

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