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  1. Video for Smoking rates highest among teen Māori girls
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    Smoking rates highest among teen Māori girls

    Smoking among NZ students is at an all-time low, but smoking rates for Māori and Pacific students remains disproportionately high, especially for Māori girls.

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    'Declare lung cancer national priority'- Lung Foundation NZ

    The latest call for better cancer treatment funding has come from Lung Foundation New Zealand which has launched a petition calling on the government to declare lung cancer a national health priority and to approve additional budget for Pharmac to fund lung cancer medications. 

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    Medavivors tell their story to select committee

    Pharmac is a Crown entity that decides on behalf of District Health Boards which medicines and pharmaceutical products are subsidised. This morning Parliament's Health Select Committee spoke to cancer sufferers who want cheaper access to cancer drugs.  

  4. Video for The 'We Dream' Team - Whānau Ora
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    The 'We Dream' Team- Whānau Ora

    Whānau Ora released a fresh and brand new approach with a campaign called "We Dream" which highlights the challenges faced by whānau to make substantial changes in their lives.

  5. Video for Smoking in vehicles with tamariki to be made illegal
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    Smoking in vehicles with tamariki to be made illegal

    Smoking or vaping in vehicles will soon be illegal if people under the age of 18 are in the vehicle. It's expected the ban will be enacted by the end of the year, giving police the authority to pull over and fine drivers for the offence.   

  6. Video for Calling for a pokie-free Tairāwhiti
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    Calling for a pokie-free Tairāwhiti

    Elizabeth Crawford, chairperson of Kapai Kaiti in Gisborne, wants to rid Tairawhiti of pokie machines because of the harm they inflict on Māori whānau.  This follows the closure of problem-gambling service Te Ara Tika which Crawford says leaves people with gambling problems without support.

  7. Video for 10 percent tobacco tax increase helping smokers to quit
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    10 percent tobacco tax increase helping smokers to quit

    Early January is the busiest time of year for Quitline. It's the third of four consecutive 10 percent rises coming into force on 1 January each year until 2020. Many people begin their quit attempt as part of a New Year's resolution to give up smoking.   

  8. Video for Will campaigns like 'Hang Tuff Don't Puff' be enough?
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    Will campaigns like 'Hang Tuff Don't Puff' be enough?

    The 'Hang Tuff Don't Puff' challenge for workplaces is the latest programme to help employees quit smoking. Despite its successful quit rate since starting in 2016, will Government-funded programmes like 'Hang Tuff Don't Puff' be able to help reach our national 2025 smokefree goal?

  9. Video for Hopeful turning point to stop Meningococcal in Northland
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    Hopeful turning point to stop Meningococcal in Northland

    There has been a huge response from the Northland region to vaccinations, with over 22,000 young children and teenagers immunised against a deadly new meningococcal strain.  The Ministry of Health, facing criticism for not responding quickly enough, confirmed today that it has obtained more vaccines to meet the demands. 

  10. Video for Hospital workers pay increase will never be enough - Dame Glavish
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    Hospital workers pay increase will never be enough- Dame Glavish

    Public hospital service workers will receive 40% pay rise over the next three years. A new multi-employer collective agreement (Meca) has been ratified that sets conditions for about 3500 E tū Union service workers.  

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