The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ advocates to government and raise awareness about respiratory illnesses.
In November 2015 we launched the National Respiratory Strategy. The Strategy is an action plan that outlines what needs to be done to improve respiratory health across all levels from government agencies to community organisations.
There is no evidence for a public health claim for an unregulated approach to e-cigarettes and personal vaporizers. “Until substantial evidence has been gathered on the health implications of e-cigarettes, the promotion of e-cigarettes by health organisations is irresponsible, unethical, and potentially harmful.” (Flint and Jones, 2017)
Position statement on e-cigarettes/vaping
There is still a long way to go to address the respiratory health inequities for Māori and Pacific populations, and to improve the overall high rates of respiratory illness throughout New Zealand. Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ wants to see the government take respiratory illness seriously by setting the following target...
Political Manifesto 2020