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Leading New Zealand academic says the World Health Organisation’s approach to vaping will protect the cigarette trade and cause more harm than good.

30 August 2019

30 August 2019   In a comment published in the Lancet today, Emeritus Professor Robert Beagl...

Sept 2018 - Latest ASH survey show less than 2% of Year 10 students use e-cigarettes daily.

Sept 2018 - Latest ASH survey show less than 2% of Year 10 students use e-cigarettes daily.

25 September 2018

Results from the ASH year 10 smoking survey show that in 2017 fewer than 2% of Year 10 stude...

Former PM Helen Clark celebrates 25 years of progress on youth smoking

Former PM Helen Clark celebrates 25 years of progress on youth smoking

21 May 2018

May 2018   ASH – Action for Smokefree 2025 has released the 25th anniversary results of the ...

The latest ASH national year 10 smoking survey shows youth smoking is at an all time low.

The latest ASH national year 10 smoking survey shows youth smoking is at an all time low.

21 May 2018

Results from the 2016 ASH year 10 survey released today show that only 2.2 percent of year t...

Action for Smokefree 2025 (ASH) welcomes Jenny Salesa as the new Minister responsible for Smokefree 2025.

Action for Smokefree 2025 (ASH) welcomes Jenny Salesa as the new Minister responsible for Smokefree 2025.

12 February 2018

Ministerial delegations have been dished out, and Jenny Salesa has been given responsibility...

Latest smoking statistics show a worrying lack of progress toward Smokefree 2025

Latest smoking statistics show a worrying lack of progress toward Smokefree 2025

12 February 2018

February 2018 -  Nearly 7 years since the last government agreed to a goal for a Smokefree N...

New Zealand Defence Force to be the world’s first smokefree military

New Zealand Defence Force to be the world’s first smokefree military

10 July 2017

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) announced today that they will go smokefree by 2020.  T...

 Former Prime Minister Helen Clark calls for politicians to unite for Smokefree 2025

Former Prime Minister Helen Clark calls for politicians to unite for Smokefree 2025

29 May 2017

ASH is delighted to announce former New Zealand Prime Minister and ex-head of the United Nat...